This just in from Donald Miller

If we want to understand spiritual growth, we need to study stuff that God makes, not the stuff that Steve Jobs made, no offense to Steve Jobs.  We need to study agriculture, not human inventions.  The more we are removed from the way we process food, the less we...

From Concept to Fleshed out sermon

Three or four years ago, I stumbled across the above image on a Flikr forum.  I found it completing arresting and enchanting and decided it would make a strong basis for a Christmas sermon series.  I grabbed the image and filed it “for future use.” As I...

Constructing a Preaching Calendar

Just recently I’ve taken to making my own beef jerky.  My kids are jerky fanatics and making our own is much cheaper than buying.  Jerky, it turns out, is all about marination time.  The longer you marinate the meat, the better the taste.  And so we segue into...

Sanity and the Preaching Calendar

When I first started interviewing with Discovery about being the preaching pastor, I felt this nagging concern that I would never be able to preach every week.  I’d simply run out of ideas or worse yet, I’d stand in front of the congregation one Sunday...

Preaching: The Product and the Preparation

Yesterday, our Northern Suburbs BLN gathering discussed all things preaching.  Here are the cliff notes of helpful resources we identified in the prep and delivery of sermons.  This is offered bullet style, and hopefully some of these resources will serve you well. In...