By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Dec 1, 2018
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.
By Shawn Clark on Mar 18, 2013
Making the Easter story sound fresh and new might be a burden for some pastors. Here's some help.
By Peter Mead on Jun 27, 2016
I believe in preaching series through books of the Bible. I do it. I teach others to do it. But I think we could all do with some extra creativity when it comes to planning a series.
By Maurilio Amorim on Dec 8, 2012
Maurilio Amorim gives practical ideas for integrating your Christmas program with the church's larger mission.
By Sherman Cox on Sep 11, 2014
Do you ALWAYS have to start with a text? Sherman Cox says "no."
By Larry Osborne on Jun 28, 2013
Smart people can believe some really dumb things. What's worse--I think I've taught some of them from the pulpit.
By Jeff Clarke on Dec 8, 2016
I wonder if we have allowed our contemporary definition, understanding, and experience of the church to be shaped more by the post-modern impulse of individualism and self-centeredness, than by Christ’s and Paul’s emphasis on the gathered community from every race, tribe, and tongue?
By Peter Mead on Oct 2, 2015
Ideas change lives. People give themselves to ideas. And Christianity is a content-based faith
By Steve Sjogren on Aug 19, 2011
Servant evangelism wins the heart before it confronts the mind. A small act of kindness nudges a person closer to God, often in a profound way, as it bypasses one's mental defenses.
By Maurilio Amorim on Dec 9, 2013
Don't wait until the last minute. Maurilio Amorim has three great ideas for you right now.
By Peter Mead on Nov 13, 2014
Peter Mead presents five big questions you should ask after you've studied the text.
By Perry Noble on Jun 13, 2011
"I honestly believe I’ve got the best idea ever for a sermon series in your church…one that will lead to breakthroughs, one that will be talked about until Jesus comes back."
By Josh Reich on Dec 20, 2017
Christmas Eve is coming, and millions of people will walk into a church to experience something. But what will they get when they walk into your church or mine?
By Scott Anderson on Jan 30, 2013
"The Bible" miniseries could be the biggest discipleship and outreach tool on the screen since "The Passion of the Christ."
By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2017
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.