Michael Duduit of Clamp Divinity School provides a humorous post on a potential philanthropic opportunity for great pastors to pass along sermon rejects to those who would be happy to even have the bad ones.
Preaching with Purpose
Why do you stand in the pulpit? What is your purpose? The purpose of preaching is not to occupy time during the worship service. It is not to offer a little moral lesson or to suggest some interesting ideas for further thought. The purpose of preaching is to transform lives. The purpose of preaching is to make a difference – … Read More
Don’t Fear Adapting Methodology
Preachers must the difference between the message and the method. As preachers of the Word, we have a sacred duty to be true to the Word of God as revealed in scripture. But we have freedom in the methodology we use in communicating that truth. “3 points and a poem” is not the 11th commandment. As Calvin Miller points out, … Read More
Time to Stand With Our Leaders
Leaders need to learn to take a stand against the critical members of the body that are wreaking havoc on the church.
The Roots of Civility
In the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Tucson, pundits and politicians have called for a return to civility in public discourse. In his recent column in The New York Times, however, David Brooks observes that, at its core, civility is rooted in theological truth: “The problem is that over the past 40 years or so we have gone from … Read More
Merry Christmas! (It’s Jesus’ Birthday!)
Michael Duduit sets forth the reminder that amidst a society that is consumed with materialism, it is our job as believers to share the real “reason for the season”.
Technology and Worship
One of the most significant trends in American church life over the past decade has been the dramatic expansion in the use of technology in the worship experience, particularly in what author Quentin Shultz calls “presentational technologies.” Walk into an American evangelical church facility built in the last 10 to 15 years and you may or may not see a … Read More