The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
Jeffrey Arthurs's Preaching asReminding calls preachers to be the Lord's “remembrancers,” backing this designation with sound biblical theology and solid neuroscientific studies on
Bearing the Word
Preachers carry on a tradition Mary exemplified.
Bearing the Word. Preachers carry on a tradition Mary exemplified. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. I was tired—the
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:1234|Next.
In Defense of the Children’s Sermon
How we’ve made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults.
In Defense of the Children's Sermon. How we've made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults. Brandon Barrett.
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.
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
Why Church Leaders Shouldn't Avoid “Practical” Topics. Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it's critical that they do so. Donald Senior. Image: Kiwihug / Unsplash.
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
I'm Jealous of the #HealthyPreacherMovement
A movement to get pastors physically healthy is great. Are we doing as much to sustain our spiritual vitality?
Preachers are getting in shape. Social media is littered with pictures of preachers exercising to get or keep their weight under control and live healthy lives. Way cool!
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
What Tim Keller Does Best
A review of Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism.
ethic. Good preachers spend the necessary time studying the text and crafting their sermons while bad preaching usually reflects a lack of such effort.
Mourning the Loss of the Last Pulpit Prince
Reflections from the funeral of Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor
com. Learn More. On Monday, I attended the funeral of Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, arguably one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century. I arrived a
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
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.
Their preachers lack integrity, and their theology is overrun by prosperity teaching. He started to believe it. They couldn't learn from black preachers or professors.
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
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
Those two necessities make great gifts for preachers like me—not for my sake, but for everyone else's. – Jay Kim, Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California. 6. Tickets to a Game.