Preachers Ink

Michael DuduitMichael Duduit

Preacher Ink

Everywhere I look, I see tattoos popping up – on arms, necks, faces, ankles, and who knows where else? Even TV is overrun with shows featuring tattoos; I’ve run across at least 25 different programs, from Bad Ink to Best Ink to Epic Ink to Tattoo You. There are shows based on where the tattoos are created: NY Ink, London … Read More

Visitors Prefer Preaching – Sermon Quality

Michael DuduitMichael Duduit, Preaching

Church Visitors and Microphone

We preachers always knew sermons were important to church visitors, but now we have the data to prove it! The Pew Research Center recently released the results of a survey of 5,000 Americans about whether they have ever changed churches and, if so, how they search for a new church. And the number one factor cited by respondents? Quality of … Read More

Worship and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Michael DuduitChurch, Michael Duduit

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

As a pastor you don’t have a choice about which service you attend – unless you have a youth pastor to send to that service with all the complainers – but your members make a decision about which service to attend if there is more than one offering. So how do they make that decision? In a recent podcast, Thom … Read More

What is God Doing in the World?

Michael DuduitChurch, Michael Duduit

God Priest Celebrating Mass

I am just back from the United Kingdom, where I was doing some work on next year’s International Congress on Preaching, which will be held August 8-10 in Cambridge, England. Learn more at www.icop2017.com. Working on this event reminds me that God is doing so much beyond the borders of the United States. Particularly in Africa, Asia and South America, millions … Read More

What’s in a Name?

Michael DuduitChurch, Michael Duduit

Name Badge Church

What’s in a name? Apparently, quite a lot. In an article by John Leo, he noted the current propensity for euphemisms: finding preferred terminology for traditional words and descriptions. For example, opponents of the inheritance tax have really picked up political steam since they started calling it a “death tax.” Imagine how many more G.I. Joes are sold with the … Read More

It’s On The Record – Guinness World Record

Michael DuduitCulture, Michael Duduit

Record, World, Guinness, Preaching, Zach, Zehnder, The Cross

It hasn’t been long since a 31-year-old pastor in Mount Dora, Florida, set the record for the longest sermon ever preached. Pastor Zach Zehnder of Cross Church began his quest on a Friday and by Sunday had preached for 53 hours and 18 minutes. I have to assume he has no deacons at Cross Church, or they would have pulled … Read More

Thanks, But No Thanks

Michael DuduitMichael Duduit, Uncategorized

Mad Preacher

Thom Rainer recently cited his top 10 posts from 2015, and one of them was on things not to say to the preacher right after the sermon. Things Not to Say to the Preacher Right After the Sermon 1. “I am going to be late for lunch because you preached so long.” 2. “You must not have had much time … Read More

Christmas Changes Everything

Michael DuduitCulture, Devotions, Michael Duduit

It’s that time of year again, when we put trees inside our houses, make strange egg-flavored drinks we’d never consume any other time of the year, and spend hours we don’t have buying gifts we can’t afford for people who will exchange them for something they really wanted. Welcome to Christmas! Christmas has certainly become the major holiday event of … Read More

Is Halloween a Christian Holiday?

Michael DuduitCulture, Michael Duduit

Michael Duduit Michael Duduit is founding Dean of the College of Christian Studies and the Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University. He also serves as Professor of Christian Ministry. He is the founder and still serves as Executive Editor of Preaching magazine, one of the nation’s premier publications for pastors. His email newsletter, Preaching Now, is read each week by … Read More