The Preacher’s Plateau. We’ve all seen it, heard it, smelt it. It’s the growing sense that the preacher has a style, a pattern, a groove. A default. I’ve seen it happen to preachers even in their late twenties: they get approval for preaching in a particular way, and they then assume that that is the
Author: Chris Green
This wasn’t just being busy; this was a series of simultaneous responsibilities with a major price tag, and a lot of grieving people.
Are we willing to use people who are better than us? Because if not, we are doomed to be the best person in the room.
When I see younger leaders stuck in the mud, it’s often because they haven’t learnt one of Maxwell’s eleven lessons.
Not every minister will ‘fit’ every church. If that’s you, when do you go? Should you go?
There’s one area of teaching that has always scared me. Money. Giving. Ker-ching.
Let me make a prediction: if you read this brief book, and rethink some of your preaching and evangelistic conversations in the light of it, you will do yourself, the gospel cause, and the people you’re speaking to a huge service.
Our local on-trend coffee shop has good publicity, chairs and paintwork. They have the proper kit as well. They like creation too.
It’s time to stop using a preaching style which kills the bible.
The issues at stake in this important book shape the inner life of almost every member of the church. Including you.
The young pastor glanced at me and nodded his head towards a crowd across the room. ‘That man has a problem,’ he said. I knew who he meant. But I reckon my young pastor friend was mistaken. It was the night of the Annual Meeting. Now, whatever your denomination or tribe, I’ll bet you have
‘Lay out the phrases in a way that makes sense to you.’ Memorise that.
How one basic act opened up a well-known passage
Every evangelistically active church will find itself working all three angles
Each one had constructed a ring-fenced zone, where sin could roam free but still safely caged. Had none of them watched Jurassic Park?
If you think that saying ‘I don’t know’ means you’re a failure (because you’re paid to know, you ought to know) then you will never learn anything.
Did I just stick Jesus onto a Christ-less sermon, to make myself feel better? Or did I actually preach Christ?
Seven lessons from a superb new biography of a remarkable man.
You probably had somebody turn up at church last Sunday, and they hadn’t been in your building before. And the pastor at some point welcomed such a person from the front, acknowledging their presence. Maybe they pointed them to the coffee, or the Welcome desk. Now think How did the pastor describe them? And what
Two magnificent exhibitions show- once again – why Christians should be interested in history. The first is at the British Library: Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War Now I suspect for most of us, the phrase ‘Anglo Saxon’ conjures up a mental image of a bloke in a beard with a sword, probably wearing a helmet,