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My Winding Road to the Pastorate
It was an inconvenient time to begin feeling called to co-pastor with my husband.
But women were not senior pastors. Women were not preachers. I had no imagination to see myself in a role of that nature. Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
Evil Is Real, But Love Is Stronger
We don’t need a weak, shallow, moderated response right now. We need a strong, deep and clear response. That’s why we need Christ's love.
Evil is not a theory. It's not a concept created by angry, red-face preachers trying to stop people from having a good time. Evil is what flies airplanes into
Tell a Good Story When You Preach
How to teach in a way that connects, compels, and builds trust.
Find out this Christmas in a theater near you! Our challenge as preachers is that almost everyone who listens to us knows how the story turns out. God is in the still, small voice.
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
The trouble is that their model is often American TV preachers, and many simply imitate what they've heard there, failing to ever truly read the Bible themselves.
Troublesome Women Preachers
We join a long legacy of prophetic witness to the gospel.
Troublesome Women Preachers. So today we offer this sermon from Rev. Tiffany Thomas to let you know just how thankful we are for all the troublesome women preachers out there.
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy
In four years of pastoral ministry, I’ve had to preach through four national tragedies.
At 11:00 AM, I, like thousands of preachers in America, stood from my desk, wiped my tears, and steeled myself to face the congregation after another national tragedy.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
but are still getting to know us.”. Such networking also helps the preachers themselves. Regardless of location, denominational support, or congregation
How to Woo People into God's Story
Step down from the stage and guide them in the learning experience.
According to Tozer and Ward, little formational learning—learning that results in life change—can happen through lecture-style teaching alone. The sage
Pastor Seeking Fame
Are you willing to do God’s work—even if there’s no red carpet?
The disciples were beaten, poisoned, tortured, and martyred for the gospel—nothing remotely close to the preachers today who walk the red carpet of flashing lights, mansions
Sister, You Are Not a Mistake
The church needs you and your gifts.
I hear the stories of women preachers who are sent emails about the clothes they wear to preach on Sunday mornings while their male counterparts receive none of these types of
Why Do People Only Notice My Clothes?
The reason we get more compliments on our clothing than our sermons
noticed that they needed repair. What Should We Wear? For preachers who wear the alb, this is not an issue. Rev. Charis Weathers, a Lutheran pastor
Deep Preaching in a Distracted Age
Will anything capture people's attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work?
How do we preachers respond? How do we keep our own focus? Can we contains. "Less is more!" he says. "Good preachers are like great chefs. They
How I Spent 20 Years in Ministry Without the Bible
I called others to spiritual growth, but I remained unchanged.
who pitched crusade tents in the middle of the countryside, preached Christ, and planted churches; uncles who pastored and preached; and a grandfather who taught preachers how to
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
All the preachers I listened to used this phrase. Preachers must personalize the Scriptures, showing ways in which the gospel is working its way through our own hearts.
Mourning the Loss of the Last Pulpit Prince
Reflections from the funeral of Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor
and to scores of other young African American preachers, Taylor was considered the gold standard for pulpit eloquence. Some of the best-known white
Me, The Preacher's Husband
Supporting your spouse's ministry isn't one-size-fits-all.
The expectations. It's easy for me, as a man, to take on roles like these when I don't view them as stereotypical expectations. Pastors' wives have not historically
Don’t Give up on the Black Church
Many black ministers-in-training are turning on the black church. Here’s why they should give it a second look.
Some of them felt like black professors were inferior to the white professors and a few made fun of books published by black preachers. They couldn't
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
But although my motivations were good, I was not, as I thought, building the necessary strong foundations to help them weather the storms in their lives.
Should I Preach About Ferguson?
Consider it a unique opportunity for pastoral care.
The silence hurts deeply. Many preachers are so concerned about not offending someone with their remarks that they end up offending others with their silence.