The article is excellent, and highlights one of the real struggles that surely most Search Committees face: how should a candidate's sermon be evaluated?
Chris offers four great questions, and describes what to look for in each. His questions are:
- Did the sermon preach a bullet?
- Did the sermon preach a biblical bullet?
- Did the sermon fire a biblical bullet?
- Did the sermon fire a biblical bullet aimed at the life of the listener?
The summaries of the questions are taken from his book, and these are really good questions for sermon evaluation. Great stuff, Chris!
Read about Chris's excellent recommendations for evaluating sermons in his article, "Churches Looking for a Pastor Should Watch for More Than the Splash."