Church, Cross Posts

How to Listen to a Sermon

This morning, I want to encourage you to head over to Justin Taylor's blog and read on "How to Listen to a Sermon".


Irreverent Homily

This is a repost of an article I wrote back in 2009, addressing the problem of preaching. Since I grew up in a pastor's home, I got to hear a lot of good preaching. Unfortunately, I heard an awful lot of terrible preaching as well. My dad and I would often analyze a preacher's approach… Continue reading Irreverent Homily

Church, Videos

Check What the Preacher Says!

Hey, I'm a preacher. But I'm also a human being, and sometimes I make mistakes. I am not going to get into a long-winded diatribe on everything that can go wrong in extreme fundamentalism, but I happened to watch one of Pastor Scott Anderson's videos. Pastor Anderson is the pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church… Continue reading Check What the Preacher Says!

Church, Preaching, Series

I’m Feeling Pretty Intimidated

Sunday night, I started doing my preliminary reading of Luke's Gospel. This year, we're going to do something a little different for Advent and Easter, incorporating the two seasons into a single teaching series from that Gospel. We haven't come up for a title for the teaching series yet, but the idea is to create… Continue reading I’m Feeling Pretty Intimidated

Preaching, Videos

A Video That Is (Unintentionally) About Preaching

Something worth hearing. Preachers tend to make our dialogue one of questioning rather than one of declaring. We are free to question man's wisdom; but we should confidently declare God's.    

History, Theology

Thinking about Preaching, post 1

My co-laborer and friend, Darin Shaw, has started posting a series of thoughts called "A Preacher on Preaching" highlighting some of his thoughts on sermon preparation and delivery. (You can catch some thoughts here and here.) I thought I would do a sort of parallel series of posts from my perspective on the topic. Diversity… Continue reading Thinking about Preaching, post 1