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The Preaching of John Calvin

By | 2017-05-26T02:22:56+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Preachers|

I’ve recently been enjoying learning about the ministry of John Calvin and his colleagues in Geneva. I am thoroughly blessed by how relevant many aspects of his ministry are to us today. The resource I’m using is the Oxford Studies book Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536-1609 by [...]

Some Dos & Don’ts of Guest Preaching

By | 2017-04-07T02:44:56+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: General|

Every preacher must learn how to be a good guest. Even if you are not an itinerant minister, you will inevitably engage in pulpit-swaps on Sundays or receive invitations to preach at various venues in other churches. Guest preaching is a wonderful privilege and, though I have not seen much written about it, there is [...]

The Well-Read Preacher: Make a Reading Plan That Will Keep You Sharp

By | 2017-03-28T22:47:18+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: General|

Preachers should surround themselves with good books. Not as decor but as devices that facilitate personal growth. Pastors are leaders and leaders should read.  Reading is one way to heed Proverbs 13:20 -- “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (ESV). You can choose foolish books, [...]

5 Tips for Preaching Better Sermons in Less Time

By | 2017-03-21T16:40:04+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Preparation|

Any person who works against the clock for a living understands the tension. Don’t rush but be on time. If you work too hurriedly, you will not produce the best results. If you linger too long, you won’t produce any. Preachers work against weekly countdowns. No matter how you planned your week (or didn’t), [...]

The Church Is Not Your Bride: On the Abuse of Pastoral Authority

By | 2017-03-16T18:40:14+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: General|

The reverence they had for the role of the pastor in 16th century Geneva would sound alien to most churchgoers today. Calvin and his Venerable Company sought to protect the sacred role as a calling that was not to be taken lightly. They also wielded an extraordinary authority over the people. The local magistrates [...]

Preacher Spotlight: An Interview with Steve Mathewson

By | 2017-03-15T03:50:28+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Preachers|

The following is a brief interview with Steve Mathewson, Senior Pastor of CrossLife Evangelical Free Church in Libertyville, IL. He has taught preaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute and is the author of The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative, Preaching the Four Gospels with Confidence, and Preaching the Hard Words [...]

Pastor’s Roundtable: Politics in the Pulpit, Why People Leave Church and More

By | 2017-03-07T04:06:15+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: General|

Last Friday I was privileged to be a guest on Mark Elfstrand's Pastor's Roundtable again. I was happy to bring two friends with me: Paul Alexander of Grace Covenant Church and Phill Howell of Embassy Church. When I heard their comments, I felt like I didn't need to be there -- solid guys!   [...]

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