If we were all together listening to what I am saying now, I would ask: “What are we doing here?” But since we are not here together, I will ask it this way: “What are you listening to now?” And your answer would doubtless be: “The sermon.” Today, listen to a sermon about sermons, a sermon about how to listen to sermons, a sermon about what to do with sermons. Hear the preacher say: “We need ministers who have found the Lord and who can find Moses.” Then listen to a strange yet much admired man say that words should be used in preaching only when necessary. And finally, listen to someone describe a country music star’s song as “the gospel for buzzards and codgers and cheats and scoundrels and prisoners and reprobates.” Maybe then we will truly let the “lion . . . out of the cage.” That should always be what we are doing here.