Preaching

  1. 5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage

    Article 5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage

    Someone asked me recently how I address a Bible passage in order to teach about it.  I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, but I do have a system.  Of…

  2. Checking Our Facts

    Article Checking Our Facts

    Last week millions of people responded to the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death by reaching for their laptops or phones. Facebook walls and Twitter feeds were inundated by…

  3. John Q. Gets Red Carpet Treatment

    Article John Q. Gets Red Carpet Treatment

    Just as secret shoppers help retailers know what real customers are experiencing in their stores, John (or Jane) Q. Visitor offers the real view from the pew in congregations…

  4. Teaching with the Rabbis

    Article Teaching with the Rabbis

    Pastors face the weekly challenge of teaching familiar texts in fresh ways, along with interpreting the Scriptures to people diverse in their theological perspectives. To meet…

  5. What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?

    Article What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?

    When I first met Danny, he said, “Preacher, you need to know that I’m an atheist. I don’t believe the Bible. I don’t like organized religion. And I…

  6. Tell a Resurrection Story

    Article Tell a Resurrection Story

    A clergy magazine once published a cartoon of a minister greeting people after a worship service. The sign in front of the church said, “Easter Sunday Schedule.” While …

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