Education: B.A. Biblical Studies from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs. Looking forward to Seminary in the near future.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: What I gun for in sermon writing is bringing the passage to life without harming the original divine message of the scripture. I am still fairly new at this so I may miss the mark occassionally, but all I hope for is to preach Jesus and Him crucified AND risen again.
Best advice given to me about preaching: "Let the person who shakes hands at the door be the same guy they hear from the pulpit."
"Remember they’re not interested in your theology...they want to know if Jesus cares that she just had a miscarriage, that his father is sexually abusing him, whether or not they can find the money to pay the rent this month, or how they will pay for that surgery...Forget Moses on the mountaintop until you can preach Moses in Midian..."
Books that have had an impact: Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry by John MacArthur, Jr. is a powerful book that should be required reading for every pastor.
To other "burnout" symptom relief books that I must recommend are
Home to Harmony and They Call Me Pastor.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "You all really don’t want to hear me again, do ya?" :^)