Category Archives: Preaching
We are the only army in the world in which we are called to fall on our swords before we wield them.
It’s not just the FACT of Jesus’ death, but the MANNER that matters.
For Bonhoeffer, the Church had something unique to say on Memorial Day.
Trevin Wax and Brandon Smith tackle puzzling and contested passages of Scripture.
A conversation with Zach Zehnder, a pastor who preached through the whole Bible in 53 consecutive hours.
Preaching books come and go, but John Broadus’ work is considered a classic, and it is still in print after more than a century. What has given it such staying power?
The preacher’s business is with the mind; we have to get people’s attention, and hold their attention, if we hope for our message to make a difference.
The practice of preaching has depended heavily on the assumption that God deserves our attention. Such an assumption can no longer be safely held.
Near application seeks closer resonance between our world and the features, conditions, and situations found in the biblical text. Far application exposes the dissonance between the original situation in the Bible and ours.
Would an unbeliever or a believer unfamiliar with the Bible be able to understand the basic message you are communicating in a sermon? If the answer is no, then we might as well be speaking in a foreign language.