The Homiletical Beat

by Eugene L. Lowry
Promoting the idea of sermon as narrative, Eugene Lowry's first book, The Homiletical Plot, became one of the most influential preaching books of the latter part of the 20th… read more

Long-Range Sermon Planning

by Howard Vanderwell
A cartoon appeared in one of the early issues of Leadership, poignantly portraying the common panic of preachers. The preacher sat behind a pile of books, eyes wide with fright… read more

Reasons Not to Write Sermons from Scratch

by Shane Raynor
I typically enjoy teaching more than preaching, but occasionally I do get asked to speak at worship services or other events. On those occasions, I’ve generally logged many… read more

Sermon Options: October 28, 2012

by Ministry Matters
SOUND, SIGHT, AND FAITH JOB 42:1-6, 10-17 A new bride, just home from the honeymoon, was preparing a special meal with ham and lots of extras. The young husband was surprised… read more

Without God

by Jimmy McNeil
Job 42:1-6 Have you ever met or been around someone who knows everything? I don’t mean someone who is intelligent and has a high I.Q. I mean someone who thinks they know… read more

Narrative Jazz

by Eugene L. Lowry
I moved from debate hall to pulpit as a sophomore in college when I was appointed by a Methodist bishop to serve a “student charge.” I was paid to practice on those… read more
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