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 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.
By Ray Hollenbach on May 29, 2019
The bottom line is this: Church is God’s idea, and we ignore it at our peril.
By Ray Hollenbach on May 17, 2019
When we ask something more of our congregation we will quickly discover whether we are preaching for spiritual entertainment or spiritual formation.
By Ray Hollenbach on Apr 24, 2019
Grace can be abused, grace can be played the fool, grace can be wasted--but grace doesn't care. Grace is the divine scandal.