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Preacher’s Delight

The best part of the Gods At War series for me as been the focus on Psalm 37:4: read more

They’re Always Listening

On Tuesday morning, I received this text message from a fine young man who is a senior in one of our area high schools: read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Things I Learned From Football

This is the 150th year of college football, which is kind of ironic since my most vivid earliest memories of the game surround its 100th anniversary. read more

The Irony Of Christ-Likeness

One of the most oft-repeated phrases in evangelicalism is “Christ-likeness.” read more

Exhort? Or Evoke?

Several years ago, I was speaking with a friend on the difference between exhortational preaching and evocative preaching. read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Things Heard And Overheard At The Wesleyan Covenant Association’s “Large Church” Pastors Gathering

I spent three days last week in rainy Orlando, Florida at the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s Large Church Pastor’s Gathering. It was three days of worship, education, information, and encouragement. On Day One of the gathering, I even got to present a slice of the forthcoming Simplify The Message; Multiply The Impact book as I spoke to a group of preachers on how to improve their … preaching. My talk ranged from Jason Isbell lyrics to syllable symmetry to the power & clarity of a one point sermon, all in an effort to encourage all us preachers to preach vividly instead of blandly. read more