What the solar eclipse of 2017 taught us all

With awed wonderment, millions of faces were turned skyward on Aug. 21 to observe the awe-inspiring first total solar eclipse since 1918. If you lived in the narrow swath of the sun’s 60-mile-wide arc of trajectory from Lincoln, Ore., to Charleston, S.C., fr... Read More »

Selah … Pause and Think of That!

The world is such an uncertain place. We are awash in political, economic, even religious uncertainty. Currents of circumstances crisscross one another in endless complications. Terra firma is difficult ground to find in these days of turbulent turmoil. It see... Read More »

Charles Spurgeon and Humor in Preaching

As far as American preaching goes, I suspect that more humor per square yard is found today than at virtually any time in the history of preaching. This is especially true in Charismatic circles, with people like Jesse Duplantis, and in mega-church circles, wi... Read More »

5 Keys to Reaching the “Selfie” Generation

We all learned a new word in 2012: “selfie.” For those of you who may still be in the cultural dark on this one, a “selfie” is a self-portrait photograph typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone held at arm’s length and then sh... Read More »

Preaching Tools: Exodus

This month, Oscar-winning director and producer Ridley Scott will bring his biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale in the role of Moses, to the big screen. Certainly, the movie has sparked much discussion for many reasons, which brings t... Read More »

Preaching Tools: Luke

With Christmas quickly approaching, many pastors will preach Christmas sermon series during December and/or special Christmas services. The Gospel of Luke provides the most comprehensive details regarding the birth of Jesus and surrounding events, including th... Read More »

Preaching Tools: Psalms

Wisdom. Hope. Despair. Salvation. Thanksgiving. Praise. All of these are themes throughout the Psalms. Preaching through the Psalms can be a daunting task for preachers due to the sheer size of the book.... Read More »

Preaching Tools: Revelation

With the movie remake of Left Behind coming to theaters next month, there will certainly be a lot of talk about the book of Revelation and the end times in the media and churches throughout the world. Many pastors will consider preaching the book of Revelation... Read More »

Preaching Tools: Jonah

A call from God. A disobedient prophet. A great fish. A miraculous repentance. The biblical story of Jonah is familiar to pre-schoolers and adults alike. A powerful picture of God’s great love for the world, its simple yet powerful storyline captures att... Read More »

Preaching Tools: Galatians

With tomorrow being the 4th of July, freedom will be a constant theme on social media, television programming, and sermons on Sunday. Paul reminds us in Galatians 5:1 that “It was for freedom that Christ has set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do n... Read More »