Category Archives: preaching

When have we sufficiently read the Bible?: on individualism and community

I came across this article the other day on The Gospel Coalition, Let’s Be Honest: Reasons Why We Don’t Read Our Bibles. Erik Raymond suggests 5 reasons: 1) It makes us uncomfortable 2) It’s too hard 3) We are undisciplined … Continue reading

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Preaching the Gospel on Sundays

I came across this quote recently on Facebook The church, when it’s not seduced by consumerist spirituality, is in the business of cultivating ordinary Christians, people who are united to Christ by faith and are in it for the long … Continue reading

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Big Sheep Need Food…and Know Food

Whenever I run across statements from pastors that I think run contrary to the witness of Scripture, it just makes me cringe. I do so because of their responsibility to their congregation and the orienting effects of what is being … Continue reading

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Preaching Problems and Seminary Slaps

This article came to mind that I wrote 1 1/2 ago 7 Reasons I Think Pastors Should Preach Through the Bible. Now I’ve been exposed to all kinds of preaching. But the past several years I’ve been fortunate to be … Continue reading

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Preaching vs Pastoring: Asking Some Honest Questions

I came across this older blog post by Trevin Wax, Dear Pastor, Please Exegete Your Church.  In it he discusses the importance for pastors to evaluate what is going on in the lives congregants. Sermon preparation does not end with good … Continue reading

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