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Ray Hollenbach

Ray Hollenbach

Ray Hollenbach helps pastors and churches navigate change. He's the founder of DEEPER Seminars, weekend leadership retreats focused on discipleship in the local church. His newest book is Deeper Grace, a guide to the connection between grace and spiritual maturity. Ray currently lives in central Kentucky, coaching and consulting church leaders. You can visit his blog at Students of Jesus.

Read Growing Grace in God's Garden: the Church by Ray Hollenbach

Growing Grace in God's Garden: the Church

Ray Hollenbach 40 Articles
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Date Published: 2/16/2016
We have created a Christendom where we can choose churches the way most people choose restaurants: according to our individual tastes. How can we grow in grace when we a free to wander from one family to another? Read full article
 
Read We Remember Dr. King but Have We Missed His Message? by Ray Hollenbach

We Remember Dr. King but Have We Missed His Message?

Ray Hollenbach 40 Articles
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Date Published: 1/18/2016
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Nearly every schoolchild can tell you Dr. King had a dream but perhaps only one in ten can articulate that dream. Read full article
 
Read How To Move Away From Watercolor Preaching by Ray Hollenbach

How To Move Away From Watercolor Preaching

Ray Hollenbach 40 Articles
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Date Published: 1/4/2016
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Take ten minutes and write down the details from your preaching passage. Then ask yourself, “How can I help my listeners move from watercolor to the sharp clarity of oil?” Read full article
 
Read One Preacher's Guide to Great Preaching Through the Christmas Season by Ray Hollenbach
Some people think the Christmas verses are the stuff of Christmas pageants and cheesy dramas. They are also fuel for great preaching. Read full article
 
Read Thanksgiving and the Will of God: A Preacher's Guide by Ray Hollenbach
Thanksgiving sermons can sometimes sound like such a scolding, but guilt is a terrible motivation for giving thanks. Read full article
 
Read Jesus: Friend to Sinners, No Friend to Sin by Ray Hollenbach

Jesus: Friend to Sinners, No Friend to Sin

Ray Hollenbach 40 Articles
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Date Published: 11/3/2015
Sin is ravaging the church today, but the old ways of talking about sin clearly do not help us. We have to find new ways to talk about it. Read full article
 
Read Is Your Leadership The Moses Model or The Jesus Model? by Ray Hollenbach
"He was the shepherd, they were the sheep—and sheep do not morph into shepherds." Read full article
 
Read The Shocking Truth About Growing In Jesus by Ray Hollenbach

The Shocking Truth About Growing In Jesus

Ray Hollenbach 40 Articles
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Scripture: Acts 11:19-11:26
Date Published: 9/15/2015
Would you like to be a radical, against-the-gain follower of Jesus? Suggest this radical solution. Read full article
 
Read Why the Church? Six Bold Preaching Points by Ray Hollenbach
The bottom line is this: Church is God’s idea, and we ignore it at our peril. Read full article
 
Read 3 Reasons Why I Give My Listeners Homework (And Why You Should, Too) by Ray Hollenbach
When we ask something more of our congregation we will quickly discover whether we are preaching for spiritual entertainment or spiritual formation. Read full article