Christians talk too much…and I’m as guilty as anyone. Because we talk so much, we think God works best when God talks a lot. That just ain’t the case. During Holy Week, the worldwide Christian community has much to commemorate and celebrate. Sadly, we gloss over the day of Holy Week which may be most […]
I’ve spent a good bit of the last month dealing with one topic: My functionally-challenged car. For a long time my car had a power-steering fluid leak, then the brakes went south on me, and one-day while I was on an errand to Wal-Mart, I noticed smoke billowing from under my hood. Turns out, the […]
For several years I did this talk using Batman Begins as a key to the believer’s journey with God. This past summer, I retired this teaching. Here it is, in case you wanna see/hear it again.
Preaching is terribly important. In fact, it may be more important now than it ever has been. Everyone – both Christian and non-Christians – have some thought, idea, or question about preaching and what preaching should be. What we like. What we don’t like. Who we believe is effective and who isn’t, all of these […]
You have a role to play in helping your preacher preach better. At the top of the list are time and prayer. A sermon, like any form of communication, can go in one ear and out the other. Worse, a sermon can find hospitality in the head and hostility in the heart. Many of us […]