Steve Deneff today at College Wesleyan had a great sermon kernel. As part of a Lenten series called "Cross Culture," he preached today on Mark 9:14-29, the story of the boy convulsed by a demon. The disciples are unable to cast out the demon, and Jesus tells them that this kind only comes out through prayer.
Deneff made it a parable of the city of Marion and places like it. Why can't College Wesleyan and other churches cast the "demons" out of Marion. Then he interrupted the sermon and got us into prayer circles before resuming the sermon.