Ryan is the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Hickory, NC. He is the host of the "In The Room" podcast, and the author of 8 Hours, Or Less: Writing Faithful Sermons Faster.  

Preacher, Or Zumba Instructor?

Preacher, Or Zumba Instructor?

As I previously posted, we had our friend, Jake Moreland of Two Birds Photography come and shoot a service at Redemption recently. What I didn't realize until looking at the pictures, is that I apparently use a wide range of physical gestures in my preaching. The good news is, if preaching doesn't work out, I apparently have a hopeful career as a Zumba instructor.  

While we should take preaching very seriously, we should never take ourselves too seriously. Good thing, too.  I'm mean honestly, what was happening in these shots?? 

1. "Alright, if I stage dive, you promise you'll catch me, right?"

2. "Why has my hair receded so far?"

3. "I'm not going to say it again. We don't do the "Tomahawk Chop" during worship!" 

4. "If you fall asleep one more time, I'll walk right off this stage."

5. "Sometimes you just gotta grab hold of the gospel."

6. "Dance! Don't hold the wall..." (Yep. That's a Justin Timberlake lyric...)

7. "Whoa, whoa, whoa. What do you mean don't dance while I preach?!"

8. "No, seriously. Just fall back and I promise to catch you."

9. "I believe I can fly..." (Wow. JT and R.Kelly in one post. Sorry.)

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