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David Karn

'Christmas Time Is Here'

David Karn
3 tips to present the Christmas story fresh every year.

Here it comes again, Christmas. In my opinion, it’s the best time of year. As a preacher of God’s Word, Christmas can be a challenging time ...

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Matt Erickson

Recovering the Wonder of Christmas

Matt Erickson
Four pathways for preaching during Advent.

In my childhood, one of the greatest moments of anticipation was Christmas. I couldn’t wait for the chance to decorate, eat Christmas cookies, and, ...

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Preaching in Church Plants

Practical tips from 4 church planters for your first year.

Aaron Damiani, sixth year of church planting, Chicago, Illinois

My first three years of preaching as a church planter were a trial by fire. From the start ...

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Lenny Luchetti

Preaching with Empathy in a Callous Culture

Lenny Luchetti
3 ways to develop empathic muscles in our preaching.

Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Lenny Luchetti’s book Preaching with Empathy: Crafting Sermons in a Callous Culture(Abingdon Press, ...

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Larry Parsley

What Preachers Can Learn from Songwriters

Larry Parsley
Listening and learning from those who use words cleverly and beautifully to help our sermons ‘sing.’

Introduction

The night before they hear your sermon next Sunday, perhaps, many of your listeners may be absorbing their favorite highly-produced podcast ...

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