Our experience in life is unpredictable from day to day. We wake up in the morning and we are not entirely sure what combination of good news and bad news the day will bring.
Passion for Preaching is a blog by different writing about a range of topics related to preaching. Many of the writers are participants in the Peer Groups or the Coaching Program, but other voices are welcome as well. If you would like to submit a 500-800 word essay to be considered for the blog, please email .
A Homiletician’s Sneak Peek into the 2019 Worldwide Conference of Professional Speechwriters.
As a teacher of preaching, one of my goals is to help preachers find their Voice. That is, gain confidence in their distinctive perspective on the world and the gospel...
Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand...
I am usually at odds with my evangelical sisters and brothers in most theological, ethical, and political matters...
When I read of the failure of two amendments to the Constitution of the United Methodist Church, one related to gender equality, the other to the inclusion of all persons, the question comes to mind, “What year is it again?”
Who are You When No One is Looking? Is the name of a book by former senior pastor of Willow Creek Church Bill Hybels whose subtitle is Choosing Consistency, Resisting Compromise.
Preachers can learn some positive lessons, as well as some cautionary tales, from stand- up comedians.
I recognized the Light of God shining in the darkest hour of human suffering; and through the wailing cries of grief and silent tears of sorrow, I felt the Presence of God standing in solidarity with those who mourned.
I knew I was called to preach the “Good News,” and my knees began to shake. I had Shaky Knees! “Would I be a good ambassador for Jesus? Would I accurately interpret the Word of God, so that others might know and feel the freedom of God’s offering through Jesus Christ?”
I have come to realize that if the structure isn’t well designed, the sermon is hard to memorize and less understandable for its hearers.
As we know, the Psalter is a collection of praises, laments, thanksgivings and wisdom; all of life’s stations are located somewhere within its one hundred and fifty entries. They speak to us through their metaphorical nature because we have all experienced their underlying truths.