A news reporter asked me a few weeks ago, “Do you think there’s too much entertainment in church?” I said, “The definition of entertainment is to hold people’s attention for an extended period of time. So no, there isn’t too much.”
If you ever want to be in an environment where entertainment isn’t a consideration, attend a High School graduation. This is a huge occasion in a person’s life where just about every speaker, singer, and point on the program is deathly boring. My nephew’s graduation taught me more about the importance of communication than at just about any preaching or teaching workshop I’ve ever attended.
If you’re boring or sharing irrelevant information, the audience stops listening. (By the way, would it kill these commencement speakers to throw in a joke or 2?)