This paper was first presented to the Evangelical Homiletics Society in October of 2006. It was also published in the… Read more Preaching as Dialogue
We all know what it is like to hear a sermon that takes the same emotional tone from start to… Read more Tone Sculpting
Somewhere along the line a lot of us preachers seem to have lost our civility. I appreciate the critical importance… Read more Angry Preaching
In football there is a penalty known as “piling on” which is assessed whenever players excessively tackle an opposing player… Read more Piling On
There is a line somewhere between manipulation and motivation in preaching. That line is not always evident, though most of… Read more When Motivation Becomes Manipulation
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
As one who has become known for extemporaneous preaching, I am often questioned about the value of memorizing sermons. My… Read more Trigger Phrases
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?