By Joe Hoagland on Feb 26, 2021
Some criticism is unequivocally bad criticism. It is destructive, not based 100% in truth, and is based in bad intentions. Prepare yourself for this kind of criticism.
By Joe Hoagland on Feb 20, 2021
When it comes to the art of preaching improvisation can play a big role, just like in music. Here at Rookie Preacher we advocate for a tight, well put together structure. But, that doesn’t mean you need to have every word memorized.
By Joe Hoagland on Dec 27, 2019
None of us appreciate unsolicited, mean-spirited criticism, but we do need to hear people out.
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 15, 2019
Jesus is not just about getting rid of a bunch of behaviors but it is also about living out positive actions inspired by the grace and love of Jesus.
By Joe Hoagland on Jul 30, 2019
"I don’t really use an outline: it just gets in the way of me being free up there.” (I used to say that, too)
By Joe Hoagland on Jun 10, 2019
Preaching purists debate the merits--and dangers--of either topical or expository preaching. Both have weak spots.
By Joe Hoagland on May 18, 2019
Ask this--before the allure of a relaxing Sunday afternoon or the pressures of starting the week on Monday morning win out.
By Joe Hoagland on Sep 4, 2017
See, a Chromebook or even a laptop or desktop only helps you with the content creation side of ministry: preparing sermons, writing lessons, writing blog posts etc. Whereas an iPad Pro can do both sides: content creation as well as presentation.
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 4, 2017
People love to tell you that preaching is irrelevant in this day and age. But contrary to this kind of thinking, good preaching does remain important. In fact, preaching remains as important as it has ever been.
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 2, 2017
The Bible is wholly relevant to the modern person’s life sometimes it just takes some work for us to figure that out. The idea of making a “timeless truth” central to your sermon is important in communicating God’s Word in a postmodern age.
By Joe Hoagland on Jul 24, 2017
Have you ever considered how you might collaborate in sermon prep?
By Joe Hoagland on May 4, 2017
What if I told you there is one main thing you can improve to make people want to come back time and time again.
By Joe Hoagland on Mar 10, 2017
I am talking about purposely removing yourself from the busyness to focus on prayer for your congregation, reflection on your spiritual life and those around you, and meditation on the huge weight that is the pastoral ministry.
By Joe Hoagland on Feb 1, 2017
What I always try to get across is there is no magic bullet to reach millennials.
By Joe Hoagland on Sep 27, 2016
Pretty much everything you preach on has at least one challenge to it, not even just from culture but also from within Christian theology.