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James Brown: The Word of God Undergirds Everything I Do
The sports broadcaster opens up about preaching, calling, and straddling two different worlds.
How was preaching different from being in front of millions every week as a broadcaster? Sermons are serious business because you're preaching the Lord's Word. It's not a pep talk.
Female Insights into the Christmas Story
Women bring unique perspectives when they teach the Word of God.
To say I was intimidated by the thought of preaching in front of the entire congregation would be an understatement —I was terrified. After preaching that
Deep Preaching in a Distracted Age
Will anything capture people's attention and keep it long enough for God to do his work?
Because we chronically distract ourselves, we crave depth. Deep preaching is our best chance to change lives. So how do we get to depth in our preaching?
You Are Needed
The church—the entire body of Christ—needs women leaders.
Every single person in your community needs you leading and organizing, teaching and preaching, serving and guiding. Read as Single Page Page:12|Next.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Read as Single
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy
In four years of pastoral ministry, I’ve had to preach through four national tragedies.
Preaching in the Midst of Tragedy. In four years of pastoral ministry, I've had to preach through four national tragedies. The Trauma of Preaching in Tragedy.
Three Days Post-Election: Pause Before You Pastor
Let’s make these five commitments together.
To read how other Christian women leaders are responding, see “Moving Forward After a Difficult Week.”. Curious what pastors are preaching this Sunday in light of the election results?
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
It's amazing how their preaching and their lives change as they read the Bible for themselves, using easy tactics to understand and absorb what the Bible says.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
Another church might believe the role of preaching on Sunday morning should be reserved for men, but could still invite a woman gifted at public speaking to give announcements or
I Grew Up with Two Women Pastors
Seeing two women lead our church gave me the freedom to pursue the gifts God had given me.
I never thought “I can't” because I saw these women teaching and leading. Throughout my teen years, these women mentored me in teaching and preaching.
3 Simple Words That Can Help Your Sermons Stick
A simple practice every pastor can do on Monday that can help last weekend's message have the impact you want.
Sermons aren't just about Sunday. Preaching God's Word is supposed to help people live better lives Monday through Saturday. Preaching God's Word
Troublesome Women Preachers
We join a long legacy of prophetic witness to the gospel.
Rev. Thomas originally preached this sermon at the North Carolina Women's Preaching Festival. It is the second part of a duo preaching presentation with Rev. Kara Slade.
Why I Don’t Preach Politics (A Follow-Up with Q & R)
Last week's post on politics in the pulpit generated some great dialog. Here's a synopsis of that dialog in a Question & Response format.
"How do you define politics and preaching on politics?". "By not preaching on partisan politics, aren't you worried you're telling pastors it's okay not to do anything?”. Yes and no.