Sermon hardball

Jul 27, 2020 by

A well-played baseball game can seem to fly by, while a lackluster contest tests the crowd’s patience. The same is true for sermons. “I have always known that a sermon’s impact does not increase with...

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Pandemic prompts preachers to craft shorter sermons

Jul 27, 2020 by and

In the switch to online worship during the coronavirus pandemic, congregations are trimming services down to as little as 30 to 40 minutes, with recorded videos, streamlined videoconference gatherings or...

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Model of preaching

Sep 2, 2019 by

A new pastime has come my way: listening via the internet to a dozen or more sermons a week, the majority from Mennonite Church USA venues. The best of these preachers discovered so far is retiring at the end...

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Limitations of preaching

Jun 12, 2014 by

Every Sunday morning, men and women around the planet get up in front of other humans and presume to speak about and for God. And, I suspect, that every Sunday morning, at least some of these same men and...

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