By Fred Craddock on May 4, 2013
Dr. Fred Craddock explains his mysterious statement, "Movement is more important than structure."
By Ray Hollenbach on Feb 7, 2013
How long can you hold your audience? Steven Spielberg can hold them for two and a half hours.
By Joe Mckeever on Jan 20, 2015
There are a thousand reasons for dropping the occasional story into your sermon, pastor. Here are the top three.
By Michael Duduit on Dec 20, 2016
Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention.
By Chris Foster on Oct 29, 2013
The average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to 5 minutes. If this is true, what does that mean for you as a communicator of the Gospel?
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 17, 2016
Tell it with gusto and love. Tell the story of the birth of Jesus with all the excitement of someone hearing it for the first time. Tell the story without detouring into theories and guesses and myths and controversies.
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 Mark Driscoll on Apr 27, 2012
Narrative preaching is in and propositional preaching is out, they say. "Be a good storyteller."
By Pete Wilson on May 16, 2012
Pete Wilson is grateful for the day when someone finally put a clock on his preaching.
By Rick Malm on Aug 16, 2014
One acronym, four great suggestions to buff up your message.
By Eugene Peterson on Jul 25, 2012
"I grew up in a culture which was very entertainment-centered. Pastors were really good storytellers, and they were attractive people, glamorous."
By Carolyn C. Givens on Feb 14, 2013
"My soul cries out for modern parables that leave me thinking about the Creator of the Universe – the Storyteller whose words sustain and move the pieces of time and space."
By Lane Sebring on Sep 8, 2014
Andy Stanley says "building tension" is something every good storyteller should do. Every good story captures your heart first and then points you to the solution or resolution.