Monday, March 26, 2007

Ten things for a wannabe Lloyd-Jones

1. Begin your sermons with "Now, I would like to draw your attention...".
2. Listen to lots of his tapes so you can impersonate his voice accurately.
3. Preach a series on Romans that lasts for 13 years.
4. Fantasize about wearing a Geneva gown in the pulpit.
5. Wear a Geneva gown in the pulipt.
6. Believe that you know what he would have thought about stuff if he were alive today.
7. Always preach for at least 45 minutes to an hour.
8. If you are not Welsh, give up.
9. Let go of your delusions of grandeur.
10. Work through the wannabe Lloyd-Jones phase and just be yourself (whoever that is).


Elijah the Strict Baptist said...

Dont tell me you wear a Genevan gown Guy? By the way,where do you get them from?(!)

Exiled Preacher said...

No I don't. Well, only once, when I hired one for my graduation ceremony. You get them from academic gown suppliers.

This list is meant to be a bit ironic. ;-)

Alan Davey said...

Wore a Geneva Gown this week. Over-rated. I hope never to do it again. The only good thing about it was the colour. Black.

Exiled Preacher said...


Was that for ministry or did you get a degree or something?

My grad gown was Bible-black too.

Alan Davey said...

For a funeral. You can read ALL ABOUT IT at I did it for love.

Exiled Preacher said...

That's OK then. I'll read your BLOG report later.

Jon said...

I have a gown...

Not sure it's from Geneva though...

Plus Alan doesn't like his because it clashes with his silver hair dye

Exiled Preacher said...

France must have aged the old chap. Last time I saw him, he had Bible-black hair.

Anonymous said...

I've got a dressing gown if that counts.

Exiled Preacher said...


Only if it's black. A pink one with teddy bears won't do.

Gary Brady said...

Are you working on Spurgeon wanna be list? If you don't I might:
1. Work on those sideboards
2. Don't prepare till Sat night/Sun afternoon
3. Make sure all sermons are from texts and have 3/4 points
4. Try being fanciful sometimes
(We pygmies mus have some fun).

ReformedChristian said...

Lloyd Jones was greatly used of God but why anyone would want to copy him is beyond me. I know you were joking but its sad there are so many people pretending to be the "doctor." The only person who should pretend to be the Doctor is David Tennant.

ReformedChristian said...

Sorry just read the blog underneath this one and see you agree. I owe a great debt to MLJ for introducing me to reformed theology.