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

we’re going to keep ‘pressing on’…

This Sunday at Morgantown Community Church we will be continuing one more week in our 'Press On' series. I had originally planned to end the series with last week's teaching, but after thinking on it a bit, this week's teaching will be a more appropriate ending. This Sunday we are going to explore the tension … Continue reading we’re going to keep ‘pressing on’…

adventures in missing the point

Several years ago Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo wrote a book called Adventures in Missing the Point. It's a book that asks several important questions [quoted from the back jacket of the book]: "Do you ever look at how the Christian faith is being lived out in the new millennium and wonder if we're not doing … Continue reading adventures in missing the point

Help shape an upcoming teaching at MCC…

About once a year I try to take a Sunday at MCC to respond to questions. These questions range from deep theological questions to practical questions about how we actually live out our faith. I do this for a couple reasons: 1] Its helpful for me to get a pulse on what people are really … Continue reading Help shape an upcoming teaching at MCC…