By Steven Lawson on Oct 23, 2017
"The idea that God does what He wants, and that what He does is true and right because He does it, is foundational to our understanding of everything in Scripture, including the doctrine of election."
By Mark Dever on Jun 10, 2013
Pastor Mark Dever contrasts the simplicity of presenting the good news with the importance of teaching doctrinal discernment.
By Sherman Cox on Jul 2, 2013
We preachers sometimes think that preaching the "truth" is all that is needed.
By Sherman Cox on Jun 27, 2014
Doctrinal sermons are fine, but do they connect to human experience?
By Joe Thorn on Jul 11, 2017
One danger is emotionalism, in which we allow our feelings to interpret our circumstances and form our thoughts about God. This is putting feelings before faith. The other danger is a kind of stoicism, where faith is rooted in theology but void of affection. This tendency removes feelings from faith altogether. While it is true that our emotions should not lead our theology, it is vital to our faith that theology lead to a deep experience of our triune God.
By Tyler Scarlett on Apr 5, 2014
There's no Mt. Sinai for preachers, but maybe there should be. This list is a good start.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Dec 21, 2016
We assume our congregations know the biblical story and doctrinal meaning of Christmas. So we avoid major texts and look for something new or novel to say about the old, old story.