The “Amen” Person

It seems like everywhere I go there’s a church that has an “Amen” person. I lived in Nashville for 16 years and sure enough the church I attended most regularly had a person who was known for this. A great guy, most importantly! People knew him for his “Aaaameennnnn!” during the sermons.

Now, in Florida, he’s got a rival. I attended church this morning and there was an “Amen” woman! I would guess there was anywhere from 25 to 30 amens from this woman during the entire sermon, even belting one out that sounded more like a personal opinion than a word of support for the point made by the pastor. In a single word, with a vibrant delivery, everyone knew how she felt about what the pastor had just said…even drawing chuckles from a few folks.

I’m not saying either Amen-er is too eager to express themselves, if you know these folks you just get used to it. I don’t believe they’re seeking attention either. It’s probably good to have an auditorium saturated in Amens.

I suppose it could be distracting, I mean, I AM writing an entire blog post about it without mentioning the sermon was on Psalm 100. And it could be worse — *ahem* that guy who said “A-woman”… Right?

How do you feel about these loud listeners? Chime in below, and thanks for stopping by!

-,Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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