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3 Minutes To Describe Preaching

A few weeks ago I stood on the platform of Central Baptist Church in Victoria.  I was “preaching for a call” to be their next lead pastor.[1]  Before... Read More

The Preacher’s Occupational Hazard

I confess that, as a preacher, my heart often feels like a pinball bouncing between the bumpers of discouragement and pride.  One day I can feel overwhelmed by the task... Read More

Worship While You Preach

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all... Read More

Got Courage?

See Part 1 and Part 2 in this series. By God’s grace, your sermon is prepared.  It’s now Sunday morning.  At this point - after the preparation but... Read More

The Preacher’s Heart During Sermon Prep

In this series of posts I am exploring the unique heart issues that every preacher faces. I am tracing this through the preacher’s week. Having looked at the... Read More

The Preacher's Heart Before Sermon Prep

“We have emphasized sermon preparation until we have lost sight of the important thing to be prepared - the heart. A prepared heart is much better than a prepared... Read More

Stop Preaching Salvation

Her criticism of my preaching hurt but it was exactly what I needed to hear.  The critique she offered arose out of a horrific experience of abuse at the hands of a... Read More

LGBTTQ+ And Our Children

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” - Genesis 1:27 “Gender: A socially constructed... Read More

Lament in Corporate Worship

A while ago our church held a special “service of lament.” This post contains my introductory words to the service and the order of service.  My aim in... Read More

Disney, Daughters, & Destiny

She skipped and sang her way all the way home. We had just finished watching Disney’s Frozen and my nine-year-old daughter Emily was bursting with joy at another story... Read More