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Ray Hollenbach

Ray Hollenbach

Ray Hollenbach helps people and churches navigate change. You can visit him at Students of Jesus. He's the author of The Impossible Mentor, a deep-dive into the foundations of discipleship, and the founder of DEEPER Seminars, weekend retreats focused on discipleship in the local church. A Chicagoan, he writes about faith and culture. He currently lives in central Kentucky, which is filled with faith and culture.

Read Why the Church? Six Bold Preaching Points by Ray Hollenbach
The bottom line is this: Church is Godís 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
 
Read How to Preach Repentance Like It's Good News by Ray Hollenbach

How to Preach Repentance Like It's Good News

Ray Hollenbach 33 Articles
(4 ratings)
Scripture: Mark 1:11-16:22
Date Published: 6/22/2015
"Repent" is the first word of the good news. Belief comes as we help our listeners rethink a way of life based upon what God has already done. Read full article
 
Read 3 Obstacles of Grace That Could Sabotage Your Preaching by Ray Hollenbach

3 Obstacles of Grace That Could Sabotage Your Preaching

Ray Hollenbach 33 Articles
(4 ratings)
Date Published: 6/8/2015
Great preaching proclaims the grace of God, and sometimes we need to clear away the obstacles to that grace. Read full article
 
Read Grace Is a Divine Scandal, and That's How You Should Preach It by Ray Hollenbach

Grace Is a Divine Scandal, and That's How You Should Preach It

Ray Hollenbach 33 Articles
(3 ratings)
Scripture: Galatians 2:21
Date Published: 5/27/2015
Grace can be abused, grace can be played the fool, grace can be wasted--but grace doesn't care. Grace is the divine scandal. Read full article
 
Read 7 Memorial Day Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Preach by Ray Hollenbach
Our nation may be tired of war, but we are not tired of remembering eternal values. Read full article
 
Read God Doesn't Need Cops in the Pulpit--He Needs Preachers by Ray Hollenbach

God Doesn't Need Cops in the Pulpit--He Needs Preachers

Ray Hollenbach 33 Articles
(6 ratings)
Date Published: 4/24/2015
There's a big difference between drawing a crowd and preaching a sermon. The church is desperate for life-giving preachers. Read full article
 
Read After Easter: 50 Forgotten Days the Church Desperately Needs by Ray Hollenbach
The days between Easter and Pentecost are usually an afterthought, yet they're the beginning of a journey into the age to come. Read full article
 
Read 5 Preaching Gems for Maundy Thursday by Ray Hollenbach
The Last Supper: More than history, more than a painting, it's the living example of how to go through stressful times. Read full article
 
Read One Dozen Liberating Life Lessons That Give Pastors Rest for Their Souls by Ray Hollenbach
We are loaded down with so many "shoulds," we find ourselves paralyzed by the inability to apply what we know. Read full article