Two More Sermon Illustrations that Need to Stop

Two More Sermon Illustrations that Need to Stop

Earlier today, Relevant Magazine tweeted the following: Some sermon illustrations need to retire ASAP. https://t.co/rgrVHaZfRo — RELEVANT (@RELEVANT) August 26, 2021 I want to add two to their list: Military Analogies. When I was part of a team trainning and...
Rethinking Sermons

Rethinking Sermons

I’ve been thinking a lot about sermons lately. While it might seem strange to spend time thinking about for most people, preparing and delivering messages (teachings, sermons, or whatever we happened called them) was a huge part of my life from 1989 until about 2012....
Hearing God’s Voice

Hearing God’s Voice

Hearing Jesus’ voice has been a topic that has come up a lot. Thought I’d put something together that I could point people to. It’s a bit longer than I was hoping, but you can speed it up and cut the time in half! Note: I’m just starting to use...
I Wanted It To Be True

I Wanted It To Be True

A few years ago I was on retreat and part of the event included a trip to Glendalough, which is one of my favourite places in Ireland. While there, the retreat leader (not Irish) said that Irish monastic cities had low walls compared to monasteries in the rest of...

Random Thoughts on a Tuesday

After spending most of the day working on some stuff for our trip to New York in August, I sat down to write about some of that, and about three paragraphs in, it started going in a different direction. No idea if it’ll be of interest to anyone else, but...