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    Redeem the Time: Help for Your Crazy Pastor’s Schedule

    Redeem the Time: Help for Your Crazy Pastor's Schedule

    When my new doctor learned that I was a pastor, the first question she asked me was, “So do you only work on Sundays?” I thought such a question was only a joke punch line. But people actually think like that! Jokes aside, a pastor’s schedule is fairly unique. Most pastors don’t have to clock-in […]

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    Preacher! Please Expand Your Illustration Pool

    Preacher! Please Expand Your Illustration Pool

    I remember walking into the church office one day and one of our pastorss was visibly frustrated. She looked at me and said, “If I read one more sports illustration in this book, I’m going to lose my mind.” (She was reading a popular book on leadership.) Lately, I’ve been listening to a very well […]

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    Preaching God’s Word is Timeless (Find the Timeless Truth)

    Donald Sunukjian’s Invitation to Biblical Preaching is a great scholarly book on preaching. It was the first book I read on preaching in an Introduction to Preaching class. The book covers many topics well. The main thing I took from the book was the need for a “timeless truth” in my messages to take from the […]

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    Links of the Week (5/6/17)

    Links of the Week

    Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week. Links of the Week Nine Very Hopeful Signs for American Churches – by Thom Rainer I remain an obnoxious optimist about the future of American congregations. No, I don’t have my head in the […]

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    Be Delicate in Church on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is celebrated in the church to an extent that makes it a significant “special worship day” for many of us as church leaders. I have seen statistics that say Mother’s Day is the 3rd most attended church day after Easter and Christmas Eve. Mother’s Day Sunday is important but we need to be […]

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    Three Types of Bad Preaching (And Their Remedies)

    Three Types of Bad Preaching (And Their Remedies)

    What if there was a way to identify bad preaching? Having grown up in church, I have probably listened to over 1,000 sermons in my lifetime. In all my time listening to (and now delivering) sermons, I have heard three types of bad preaching: Trampoline preaching In trampoline preaching, the speakers “jumps” from the text to […]

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    Links of the Week (4/29/17)

    Links of the Week

    20 Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned from Reggie Joiner by Carey Nieuwhof While Reggie Joiner is passionate about families, he’s also one of the very best leaders I’ve ever met – anywhere. He’s creatively brilliant and strategically laser focused. And he’s an incredible friend to many. I think anyone who knows Reggie would agree. […]