Preaching

Four Sentences That Have Shaped My Preaching

Perhaps the most notable impact on me as a preacher have come from the encouragements of individual saints.

What Should You Do If You Don’t Think the Gospel Is Clearly Preached at Your Church?

Give your pastor the benefit of the doubt. Serve him in kindness. Pray for him and his preaching. See what the Lord does.

About That Beeline to the Cross…

Spurgeon was wrong. We’re not to take a text and make a bee-line to the cross.

Preaching the Gospel Is Not Like Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Preaching the gospel is one of those things we want to get right. We don’t want to be “close” to preaching the gospel.

Never Fail to Preach the Gospel!

Every sermon from every text should proclaim and explain the gospel fully enough that every hearer can be saved.

The War for the Church

The Church is at war—sometimes with itself. At heart are competing visions of Christianity and Christian witness. How is it that people claiming to love Jesus and the Church could differ so wildly?

It’s Not An(other’s) History

Black history is not an(other)’s history; it’s Bonhoeffer’s, it’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours.

The Pulpit and Reconciliation: 4

Juan Sanchez explains why preaching is not rocket science, but why it is so hard, and what it is like to grow up as a minority in a majority context. C’mon up!

Faith in Jesus

Preaching on Matthew 14:22-33, Anthony Carter reminds the congregation that there are no extraordinary men and women of God, there are only those who determine to believe the word of God.

Platforms Are for Anti-Christs (Part 2)

Can one seek to build a platform and still have the mind of Christ? C’mon up and consider Thabiti Anyabwile explaining why platform seeking is fundamentally anti-Christian.

Platforms Are for Anti-Christs (Part 1)

Can one seek to build a platform and still have the mind of Christ? C’mon up and consider Thabiti Anyabwile explaining why platform seeking is fundamentally anti-Christian.

Pulpit Ethics 101

Have you ever witnessed a preaching time when the message was okay, but the brother and his pulpit theatrics were kind of over the top? C’mon up for some guidelines on guarding against showmanship in the pulpit.