Altar Call: Yes or No?

By Adam Hamilton
I would like to offer a word of challenge to preachers on both sides of the theological spectrum regarding the “altar call.” Some of you come from a tradition that… read more

Review: The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching

By Eric Van Meter
Thirteen years after they teamed up for their first book, communications expert Robert Reid and preaching instructor Lucy Lind Hogan once again tackle the subject of preaching and … read more

Creative and Imaginative Preaching

By Thomas H. Troeger
An imaginative preacher can take a biblical text and create a sermon that sets the Word of God singing and dancing in our hearts, empowering us to live the gospel more… read more

Stick it in Your Ear!

By J. Neil Alexander
Someone once attributed to Martin Luther the delightful quip, “Christianity is a Word and someone has to stick it in your ear!” I’ve searched a fair cross… read more

Irresponsible Preaching

By Robert Reid and Lucy Lind Hogan
Bob remembers clearly the moment during his pastor’s sermon on the evils of gambling when the preacher stepped over the line. The preacher was earnest and clearly well… read more

3 Reasons to Preach the Epistles

By Thomas G. Long
Preachers sometime shy away from preaching on the letters of the New Testament. There are a number of reasons why this is so. The lectionary tilts toward the… read more
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