Save the Goats

Ryan NealChurch, Preaching, Ryan Neal, Theology

Today is Yom Kippur, the day (beginning last night at sun down) observant Jews fast and pray, in remembrance and recollection of Israel’s history.* Though the calendar is littered with opportunities to seek pardon of sin and offence, the Jews, including their places of religious rituals and their priesthood, set aside one day to cover all manner of sins (see … Read More

Why Do We Preach?

Michael DuduitMichael Duduit, Preaching

Why did God consider preaching to be something of such urgency that He places a divine calling upon selected messengers to proclaim His Word? What is the purpose of this task we call preaching? Why do we preach? If you were to look at the average sermon, you might easily assume that the purpose of preaching is to teach people … Read More

Plagiarism in the Pulpit

Kris BarnettKristopher Barnett, Preaching

After the service, my wife said, “I thought the sermon was good, but how did you know what he was going to say?” “I thought it was good too when I listened to the podcast last week,” I replied.