Like a doctor who is gravely sick, but never takes the medicine she prescribes for others, we can preach, pray, read and sing today, but always with one eye on the clock to make sure it all runs to time. We don’t pay attention to ourselves.
Month: March 2018
By the time I put my pen down I have rarely felt so flat and uninspired in what I had planned to say. Do you ever feel like that about your sermons? Thought so.
I woke up this morning to news of more ministry heroes of mine crashing and burning, their ministry pasts, presents and futures potentially deeply suspect.
It’s time to revisit your New Year’s resolution to read a major theologian this year
Even though I allocate the same total number of hours, I do not use them in the same way. Experience has taught me where I can improve. So here are eight ways my sermon prep has changed over time.
Look at yourself rather than others. Look in the mirror, and check your deepest motivations.
When I did a readers’ poll a while back, top of the request list was advice on arranging a central prayer meeting.