By Ray Hollenbach on Jun 29, 2020
Do numbers alone tell the story of success? What kind of numbers caught Jesus' attention?
By Ray Hollenbach on Jun 12, 2020
It seems like doubt is a popular subject these days, but doubt comes with a price. Here are six ideas that could help any pastor when asked to speak about the subject of doubt.
By Ray Hollenbach on May 16, 2020
Our nation may be tired of war, but we are not tired of remembering eternal values.
By Ray Hollenbach on May 8, 2020
Gordon MacDonald: "I think we probably need to totally re-define what pastors do in leading our contemporary 21st century church."
By Ray Hollenbach on Apr 10, 2020
Jesus provides the perfect example for our preaching and teaching in the weeks ahead. What will you do?
By Ray Hollenbach on Apr 6, 2020
We want to embrace the resurrection, but Good Friday is an opportunity to remind your people that Jesus calls us to the Cross, too.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jan 18, 2020
Nearly every schoolchild can tell you Dr. King had a dream but perhaps only one in ten can articulate that dream.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jan 4, 2020
"Repent" is the first word of the good news. Belief comes as we help our listeners rethink a way of life based upon what God has already done.
By Ray Hollenbach on Dec 20, 2019
Great preaching proclaims the grace of God, and sometimes we need to clear away the obstacles to that grace.
By Ray Hollenbach on Dec 11, 2019
There's a big difference between drawing a crowd and preaching a sermon. The church is desperate for life-giving preachers.
By Ray Hollenbach on Oct 28, 2019
We are loaded down with so many "shoulds," we find ourselves paralyzed by the inability to apply what we know.
By Ray Hollenbach on Aug 31, 2019
Take ten minutes and write down the details from your preaching passage. Then ask yourself, “How can I help my listeners move from watercolor to the sharp clarity of oil?”
By Ray Hollenbach on Jul 26, 2019
Sin is ravaging the church today, but the old ways of talking about sin clearly do not help us. We have to find new ways to talk about it.
By Ray Hollenbach on Jul 9, 2019
"He was the shepherd, they were the sheep—and sheep do not morph into shepherds."
By Ray Hollenbach on Jun 15, 2019
Would you like to be a radical, against-the-gain follower of Jesus? Suggest this radical solution.