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Kendrick Lamar Thinks Preaching Has Gotten Too Watered Down

Last week, hip-hop review site DJBooth posted an analysis of Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar’s respective perspectives on God. Those with their …

Kendrick Lamar

Secularism, Preaching, and the Challenges of Modernity

<i>This post is the first of three in a series on Preaching in a Secular Age.</i>I began my chapter on preaching and postmodernism in <i>We Cannot Be Silent</i> …

Faith

Preacher’s Toolkit: How Can Expository Sermons Avoid Being Wooden and Uncreative?

<b>Editors’ note</b>: “Preacher’s Toolkit” is a monthly series that seeks to answer questions related to preaching. If you have a preaching-related question …

6 Ways to Stir Your Affections for Weekly Preaching

Foundational instruction in expository preaching tends to focus on theology and methodology. This makes sense. Expository preaching is a …

Evangelical Christianity

Preach — but Pastorally, Please

Preach — but Pastorally, Please<p>April 22, 2016 by Scot McKnight<p>By John Frye<p>Last time I mentioned that good biblical communicators cannot be …

The Two Most Important Elements of Preaching - NewChurches.com - Church Planting, Multisite, and Multiplication

February 27, 2016<p>The Two Most Important Elements of Preaching<p>By Shawn Lovejoy<p>When Jesus came along two thousand years ago, he really wasn’t teaching …

Preacher, Don’t Trust Yourself in Your Preaching

I’m not certain the average Christian recognizes how many pitfalls there are in preaching. Of course, you don’t need any special training to …

5 Things Not to Trust in Your Preaching

I’m not certain the average Christian recognizes how many pitfalls there are in preaching. Of course, you don’t need any special training to …

Evangelical Christianity

Plan Your Preaching

Everyone loves a journey, setting out for a destination—known or unknown. They promise us new vistas, fresh learning, unexpected thrills and …

Bonhoeffer’s Answer to Political Turmoil: Preach!

The German theologian’s words about fear ring remarkably true today.

What Do You Preach After a Week Like This?

Reactions from 10 pastors close to the recent shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Falcon Heights.

Does Your Preaching Have Calories?

A few friends recently suggested I read <i>Quack This Way: David Foster Wallace and Bryan A. Garner Talk Language and Writing</i>, and I found it …

Thinking about Expository Preaching—Part 1

Expository is the best form of preaching, except for the other good styles, too

Should You Preach from a Full Manuscript?

When it comes to the question of how to preach, there is no shortage of books, articles, and blog posts offering advice and guidance. And once you …

Writing

Why Preparing A Sermon in 10 Minutes WIll Make You A Better Preacher

Force yourself to create an engaging and impactful message in a little amount of time.

Writing Collectives - Missio Alliance

How do we disciple children into a faith that includes justice? For many of us, the goodness of the gospel has expanded beyond the truncated message …

Jesus

The Main Reason Our Sermons Don't Get Through To People

We spend so much time and effort on proclamation of the Good News of the love of God made visible in the person of Jesus. We work diligently and …

Why Good Sermons Can Be Boring

You brought a sermon you knew beyond a doubt was from the Lord and inspired of God.Halfway through, you could sense the congregation's minds …

One Preacher about Another Preacher (Jonathan Storment)

September 9, 2015 by Scot McKnight<p>I’m a preacher and I never read books on preaching. I’m sure there are good ones out there, but every one I’ve read …

5 Dangers of Expository Preaching (And How to Avoid Them)

Part Two of a great debate between topical and exposity preaching.

How to Avoid the Dangers of Topical Preaching

Preaching purists debate the merits--and dangers--of either topical or expository preaching. Both have weak spots.

How To Preach To Old(Er) People

On a practical level, <b>accommodate for changes</b> in vision, hearing, mobility, and memory that often accompany aging:<p>Bring large print copies of …

Memory Loss

Jesus Illustrated His Sermons: Shouldn't We Follow His Example?

Jesus used sermon illustrations.<p>Truth.<p><b>We usually call them parables</b>. Let me tell you about one from the book of Matthew.<p>After performing a miracle, …

Mustard

What is Homiletics?

High-tech Homiletics: A Conversation About Technology & Preaching | Facts & Trends

<i>by Matt Erickson</i><p>Should technology be used in sermon preparation and delivery? If so, how much and in what ways? Those aren’t easy questions to …

5 Lies Preachers Believe About Preaching

Pastors suffer from an abundance of unsolicited advice about their preaching. Many not called to preach think themselves the most gifted to critique. …

Charisma

There's More Than One Way To Prepare A Sermon: 5 Approaches

It’s interesting how many different ways different pastors prepare their sermons. You may be someone who is trying to find a new way to do sermon …

Whiteboards

How Pastors And Parents Can Help Children Benefit From The Sermon

As a pastor I often get the question, “Do you have any advice for helping my kids to benefit from the sermon?”<p>This is a question that I really …

Kids

Preaching and Teaching

I love to read, study, teach and preach the Word. But looking back on more than three decades of ministry I realize I could have done more to help …

Privilege the Text – Abraham Kuruvilla

Kuruvilla, Abraham. Privilege the Text!: A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 2013. Too often homiletics assumes …