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Archive for the ‘Preaching’ Category

Are You Ready to Grumble?

April 27, 2014

  They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against […]

When Hearing Fails

April 21, 2014

It has happened to all of us. We spend hours preparing what we believe is a great sermon. We sacrifice time and energy. We wrestle with God’s word. We meditate on holy Scripture. We whittle down our thoughts until we think we have it. We cannot wait for Sunday morning to come. We get up […]

Preaching From the Poets

January 28, 2014

It is interesting to compare the sermons and speeches that are found within the book of Acts. Throughout the book the apostles and others speak to two different groups of people. Sometimes a sermon will be delivered in front of a Jewish audience, but other times the audience is comprised of Gentiles. The Christians who […]

Relying on a Routine

January 13, 2014

Preaching is a creative process. A preacher spends each week in the Biblical text and then creates a sermon based on and inspired by the text of Scripture. Good preachers are creative. They understand Scripture, but they also understand how to convey Scripture to people setting in the pews. They understand how to apply Scripture […]

A Woman’s Point of View

August 5, 2013

On any given Sunday the preacher stands before the congregation and delivers a sermon to a mixed audience of both males and females. In many congregations, females outnumber males. It is important that preachers understand the makeup of the congregation they are a part of. Who is the congregation? What is their background? What ethnicities […]

The Power of the Spoken Word in Preaching

July 1, 2013

Thomas Oden noted that in contemporary church culture, pastoral care and preaching is often disjoined, though in the past this was not the case (Oden, 28). In particular, the ministry of the Word through preaching and catechesis played a very important role in the development of the church and the care of souls. It should […]

Musings

June 27, 2013

What We Can Learn From Atheists This article has floated around the internet for a couple of weeks, but it is a great read. The author interviewed young atheists about their experience with church and the results are fascinating. The author writes, Some had gone to church hoping to find answers to these questions. Others […]

Musings

May 17, 2013

The Problem of Evil Jessica Kelley, a mom who has experienced deep loss, offers some thoughts regarding theodicy. She writes, …it seems the majority of Christians consider evil and suffering to be part of God’s “perfect plan.”  They believe God specifically allows things like sexual abuse, the Holocaust, and Henry’s cancer for an unknown “greater […]

Musings

May 10, 2013

Finding the Good Stuff: A Tribute to Dallas Willard The world lost an amazing Christian writer this week in Dallas Willard. Willard has challenged numerous Christians over the years to take discipleship and being a Christian seriously. Many tributes to Willard have been written this week. I enjoyed this one by Brian Zahnd. Check out The […]

Musings

May 4, 2013

Building a Life Together Here is a brief but powerful letter on the importance of marriage: An Open Letter Tommy Nelson Wrote on Marriage The Importance of Preaching Here is a great read by veteran preacher, Grady King, on Why I’m Still Preaching Love Each Other Like I Loved You Chris Robey offers a powerful […]

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