Two Elements of Great Story Telling

1. What to tell:  Something fresh, unexpected, funny, moving, unusual, but at the same time something that expresses a commonality of the human experience.  Our stories must be “human sized” so listeners can see themselves in them.  Preachers are guilty as...

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...