By Joe Hoagland on Jul 19, 2023
Pretty much everything you preach on has at least one challenge to it, not even just from culture but also from within Christian theology.
By Joe Hoagland on Aug 10, 2022
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 Aug 4, 2022
Have you ever considered how you might collaborate in sermon prep?
By Joe Hoagland on Jul 27, 2022
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 Jul 24, 2022
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 Apr 8, 2022
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 25, 2022
What I always try to get across is there is no magic bullet to reach millennials.
By Joe Hoagland on Jan 17, 2022
The church can learn a lot from worldly business and marketing trends but many times churches and church leaders end up promoting the wrong thing.
By Joe Hoagland on Dec 5, 2021
There are some steps we can take as communicators, today, to make lasting change. As I look at improving multiple things in my life I look for the building blocks I can use to achieve success right away as well as into the future.
By Joe Hoagland on Feb 25, 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 19, 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 26, 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 29, 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 9, 2019
Preaching purists debate the merits--and dangers--of either topical or expository preaching. Both have weak spots.