Help Me Decide My New Preaching Book’s Cover

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

Embrace The Unexpected Path

By | September 27th, 2016|

God must have a sense of humor. Because years ago, if you had told me I would be doing this, I would never have believed you. I had to do something this week that I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would ever do. But before I get into that, first, you need to [...]