The Psychology of Oppression

After telling us to “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”, the apostle Paul states plainly in Galatians 6:7 “Do not be... Read More

In the Shadow of the Cross

I’m sure you’ve heard it many times - Jesus is the reason for the season! In one of his recent advent sermons, my husband remarked how much he dislikes this... Read More

The Insidious Plague of Racism

How should a Christian react to racism? It’s a relevant and important question. The recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City regarding white... 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

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

Defending The Virgin

We are now officially in the season of advent. A season of anticipation, the remembering of the arrival of our messiah, Jesus Christ. There are so many mircaulous events to... Read More

Young Adults that DON'T Leave the Church

3 Characteristics of Teenagers and Young Adults that DON’T leave the church Has the panic set in? The panic that comes with the question, ‘how do we stop young... 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

The Gift of Leadership: Part 1

What is Leadership?     Leadership, at its core, is influence. This is a popular definition[1] but, as it stands, it is deficient. Everyone has some degree of... Read More

The Gain of Pain

Suffering as preparation for ministry We’ve all heard the words and likely said them ourselves many times, “No pain, no gain.”  We get (or should... Read More