Dear Christians, Please Stop The Angry Social Media Comments

By | 2017-04-18T19:57:11+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

With the advent of social media, I’ve seen the problem grow. Someone posts a link to an article, and without fail, some “Christian” leaves a negative comment. A few weeks ago I wrote an article about how to preach in a way that people will want to come back to your church. Immediately, a Christian [...]

Help Me Decide My New Preaching Book’s Cover

By | 2017-02-06T09:16:34+00:00 February 6th, 2017|

I need your help. I've been working hard for the last four months, and I'm in the final stages of editing my new book called, Preach and Deliver: Captivate Your Audience, Kill Bad Habits, and Master the Art of Sermon Delivery. It's a natural follow-up to my book, Preaching Nuts & Bolts: Conquer Sermon Prep, [...]

15 Things Pastors Need to Stop Right Now

By | 2017-01-17T17:20:28+00:00 January 18th, 2017|

Dear Pastor, I love you. I want nothing more than for you to be all who God wants you to be. So this might hurt a little. I’m writing you this letter because I have noticed a few things that we have fallen into saying or doing that don’t represent Christ well. With all due [...]

40 Reasons to Be Thankful for Pastors

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:26+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

No pastor is perfect. Some pastors have given the title a bad name. But for the most part, from my experience, the majority of pastors I have met are sincerely doing their best to follow Jesus and remain faithful to their call. For that, we owe them our gratitude. Just think about all the ways [...]

Jesus Is the Hope of the World, Not the President

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:26+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

Politics will not cure all of our problems. Democracy will not save us. Jesus is the hope of the world, not the president. I write this on election day before we discover who will win this controversial nomination as the next President of the United States. Many people have cast their vote and their hope [...]

Free Funeral Sermon

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:27+00:00 October 4th, 2016|

Preaching a funeral is one of the greatest responsibilities of being a pastor. In this time of grief, you must honor the deceased, comfort their family and friends, help people mourn, and ultimately share the good news of the hope we have in Jesus Christ for eternal life after death. When I was called upon [...]