Five Things I Wish I’d Learned About Preaching Twenty Years Ago

I love preaching/teaching/sermonizing (or whatever the kids are calling it these days). I gave my first sermon as a seventeen-year-old, way back in 1998. That's almost twenty years ago, and I can't get my brain around that information as I type it. In the last twenty years I've experienced a lot of transformation as a … Continue reading Five Things I Wish I’d Learned About Preaching Twenty Years Ago

Freedom of Religion*

Pew Research Center (PRC) released a study last year that covered a seven year span, from 2007 to 2014. According to the study, in that seven year period, the Christian share of the population fell from 78.4% to 70.6%. That’s a 7.8% drop in seven years. Yet, that’s still 7 in 10 Americans who identify with some branch of … Continue reading Freedom of Religion*

Why Your Pastor Can’t Always Tell You What You Want to Hear

I have a confession to make. Usually, I don't like to speak for other people, but for this post I am making an exception. Now, I'm not claiming to speak for all pastors/clergy/speakers. That would be ridiculous. However, I am speaking for people like me who have some explaining to do.  So, here's the confession: … Continue reading Why Your Pastor Can’t Always Tell You What You Want to Hear