Some of my friends have been putting their sermons into Wordle and seeing what pops out. It looked like fun, so here’s a Wordle created from 8 of my sermons (the ones I still had electronically on my computer). For those who are unfamiliar with Wordle, it produces a graphical representation of how many times a word is repeated in a given set, in this case, 8 sermons. The bigger the word in the Wordle, the more often that word is repeated. I think I’m doing pretty well with my sermons, though the frequency of “get” puzzles me…
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Ken Ranos serves as the pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, IN, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He blogs at https://ecumenicallife.com/ . View all posts by Pastor Ken
4 thoughts on “Sermon Wordle”
How puzzling that “Christ” is so small? 🙂
I hadn’t noticed that… but look at how big Jesus is! That counts, right?
As a good Lutheran, shouldn’t Grace be more prominent?
But I’m a bad Lutheran–I don’t like beer or coffee, I sit in a different seat all the time near the front, and I’m not opposed to change.
I guess I just don’t use the word “grace” as often as others. I like to think that my preaching is always grace-filled. And look at it this way, at least Luther isn’t very prominent either.