Jesus Pushed Into the Centre of History

This Christmas we will likely hear or see a large number of articles indicating that Jesus’ birth was not actually as the church celebrates it. Many will note that the... Read More

Six Sermon Preparation Questions (pt. 2)

Six Preparation Questions for Relevant Bible Messages (Part 2 - part 1 here) Application Questions This is the final installment in the “Relevance in Ministry”... Read More

Six Sermon Preparation Questions

Six Preparation Questions for Relevant Bible Messages (Part 1) Interpretation Questions Interpreting the word of God in order to present it to others can be exceedingly... Read More

Gender Reassignment

Could Gender Reassignment Surgery be the Lobotomy of the 21st Century? The New Civil Rights Frontier A mere year since the US Supreme Court’s support of Homosexual... Read More

What Is Biblical Relevancy?

This post is a continuation of a series on Relevance in Ministry begun in May. The previous two articles can be found here and here. Reading them first may be helpful in... Read More

The Two Kinds of Relevance

This is part 2 of a series from Jim Hathaway on relevance. Read part 1 here. Yes, it succeeded in getting my attention. A church in my community had started a new campaign of... Read More

Help Your Pastor Preach Relevant Sermons

Each week your Pastor approaches the pulpit with a burden. His ministry preparation and the books he has read tell him that his sermons must be relevant or people will not... Read More

Why Were Joseph & Mary Alone?

I have just finished my Advent preaching for 2012. It is almost midnight Christmas Eve. I have been surrounded by family and friends all day, and it has been good.... Read More