Category Archives: preaching

  1. Deep Work – my review of a very good book


    16/09/2016 by Chris Green


    Cal Newport helps us see how to restrict ‘shallow work’ and its distractions, to work productively, and at depth.

  2. Seven steps to preaching a long biblical book (Jeremiah)


    30/06/2016 by Chris Green


    Let me ask you the obvious question: have you ever actually read Jeremiah? I don’t mean, have you read the famous bits, and I don’t mean have you read it sequentially in your quiet times over a series of weeks. No, I mean, have you read it, all the way through, in a sitting.

    Me neither.

    So, by way of going back to basics, here’s how I approached a whole book – by some estimates, the longest book in the Bible.

  3. Words: the leader’s most powerful tool

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    27/06/2016 by Chris Green


    Our politicians have just refused to speak for 48hrs, and deprived themselves and us of leadership. We preachers can and must do better.

  4. OOPS! Four questions to avoid slipping-up on the WWW


    28/05/2016 by Chris Green


    Several times recently I’ve seen Christians caught out by video clips on the web , saying things which were, with hindsight, not what they should really have said. How can we minimise the risk of this happening to us?

  5. Two gifts, and a double helping for pastors


    16/04/2016 by Chris Green


    In Paul’s mind the potential elder must show a double gifting from Romans 12: an ability to teach must be partnered to an ability to lead.

  6. Leading and feeding the church – how are they related?


    14/04/2016 by Chris Green


    Churches, like any human organisation, cannot operate long-term as shapeless, improvised groupings. And even though an occasional New Testament scholar will suggest that the first few decades of the church had an exciting, free-form style, which only much later hardened into a hierarchy, when we turn to the New Testament, we can see that the experience of the very first Christians was much more complex.

  7. What happens before, and what happens after, a sermon

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    24/02/2016 by Chris Green


    Every so often I go away on a conference to sharpen my preaching skills – in fact, I’m on one …
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