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Sermon Illustration Tuesday (10.30.18)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (10.30.18)

There was much I could have said in that moment. I could have contrasted different philosophies of ministry, especially in relation to the seeker movement in our postmodern culture, and explained how some view the Sunday service as having components of both worship...

5 Great Worship Resources on the Psalms

October 2018 For centuries, the Psalms have been the songbook of the church. From metrical settings of Psalms (think, “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” or “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want) to use in liturgical settings (the Venite for one), or chanted or...
Sermon Illustration Tuesday (10.23.18)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (10.23.18)

It is a phone call no parent wants to receive. “Jerry,” Bethany said, “Catherine’s had a little accident.” “Accident! How bad?”  “She’s going to be okay. You want to talk to her? We’re in a kind of ambulance crossing the Andes, headed down to Quito. Here she...
Sermon Illustration Tuesday (10.16.18)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (10.16.18)

Tom and Angela had lived in their neighborhood for about twelve years without really getting to know many people. They lived in a cul-de-sac of eleven houses and had limited communication and interaction with the people around them. They admitted that this felt...
I’m a Reverend Doctor Now. So What?

I’m a Reverend Doctor Now. So What?

This article is a re-post from Austin’s personal blog. October 2018 Just recently I finished my doctoral thesis and officially completed all of my requirements for my D. Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary. This day has been a long time coming, five years, to be...