"New website hopes to make sermons a vital part of life," is the accurate headline over yesterday's wire service profile of Vital Sermons, the website my company launched earlier this month.
Who needs Vital Sermons, when there are "lots of places you can go watch sermons online, such as YouTube and Vimeo"? So harrumphs the executive editor of Preaching magazine, adding that "sermons are prolific on the web."
Which is exactly why Vital Sermons and our weekly Sermon of the Week could be useful, to deliver to a broad audience "those nuggets of truth that are universal in the human condition," Chicago Pastor Laura Truax, a member of our Advisory Council, says in the story. "There’s a hunger for meaning—there’s a hunger to know that your life matters. I think people are still longing for that."
We sure hope so, anyway.