For those of you who have not heard of Rob Bell, he is probably the best speaker I have ever heard. The way he brings meaning and life to scriptural principles is awesome. In my view, one of the biggest sins a preacher can commit is to bore their audience. How can the great stories found in the Bible be boring? Only if we are slack.
Listen to some of Rob Bell http://www.mhbcmi.org/listen/index.php or go to his ‘nooma’ site www.nooma.com for some excellent 9-11 minute presentation videos which are just superb, well done, sermon vignettes.