For years I have profited from Haddon Robinson’s teaching that every sermon ought to offer a single “big idea.” This… Read more The Big Moment
Key to success in such varied pursuits as golf, piano, and preaching, is the ability to develop a sense of… Read more A Sense of Touch
So, how long should it take for me to preach my sermon? I get the sense from listening to some… Read more How Long Should My Sermon Take?
You have all heard the statistics – that listeners retain only 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they… Read more Does Powerpoint Increase Retention?
A couple of days ago I posted on the limitations of using PowerPoint as it relates to retention in preaching.… Read more Best Powerpoint Practices
Someone recently told me that they like the way I “break the fourth wall” when I preach. That sounded kind… Read more The Fourth Wall
So how much manuscript should a preacher use? Does a sermon manuscript keep a preacher from rambling into irrelevance, or… Read more The 500 Word Manuscript
I have been having a bit of a debate recently with some of my students about memorization. If we value… Read more To Manuscript or Memorize
Stacking is when a preacher gathers several stories or pictures and offers them in bulk, one after the other in… Read more Story Stacking
I can still hear my high school basketball coach warning about “telegraphing” our passes. This was a staple of his… Read more Telegraphing Your Theme