Category Archives: Preaching

Indifference to Jesus

[the following is a paraphrase of the introduction to my sermon on Sunday from Acts 2:37-41] *** In our text this morning we encounter thousands of people who are no longer indifferent to Jesus. They heard the news of the … Continue reading

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A Preacher’s Decalogue

As a seminary professor, I am deeply grateful for how the new year has opened with seasoned pastors and teachers offering their wisdom for young (and not-so-young) preachers. For example, in “Advice to a Young Preacher” Peter Adam outlines fourteen … Continue reading

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Technology and Preaching

I recently had a student tell me that he preached in a church in Tennessee that had him speaking from a platform that turned into the equivalent of an IMAX experience for the congregation. The technology allowed him to “take” … Continue reading

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Advent Longing

This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. I love this time of the year. Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the church since the fourth century has celebrated the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ by focusing … Continue reading

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Why Johnny Can’t Preach

T. David Gordon (Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College) E.Y. Mullins Lectures at Southern Seminary March 26-28, 2013 **** A Foolish Message A Foolish Medium Why Johnny Can’t Preach

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All Things New — A Sermon Series

Vacations are good for pastors. Especially ones that take place in Palm Desert, California. Thanks to the generosity of friends, our family was able to enjoy a week in the sun with our greatest concern being what time to go … Continue reading

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Thunder Over Bellingham and Preaching

Sermon prep for Sunday and listening to thunder roll over Bellingham. Reminded me of an important point Martyn-Lloyd Jones made about preaching via George Whitefield: There is the sermon, a sermon which he has prepared; and then there is the … Continue reading

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