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10 Things Pastors Should Learn from TED Talks

10 Things Pastors Should Learn From TED Talks

Have you ever watched a really good TED talk? Like this one, this one, this one, or this one. TED talks are some of the best presentations on the planet. The idea of a great TED talk becomes viral. As pastors, I believe we communicate the most important “idea” ever. If we want to reach […]

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opening my sermon illustration vault

I’m Opening My Sermon Illustration Vault

Your sermon is nearly finished, but it’s still missing that one thing—the perfect sermon illustration or story that will make it unforgettable. So, if you are like most pastors, you fire up the Google machine and search for “sermon illustrations.” You then spend the next few hours reading through a bunch of outdated websites trying […]

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Preach the Word

When Pastors Do This, It Drives Me Crazy

I listen to a lot of preaching because I believe I can learn from everyone. Good or bad. Recently I listened to a pastor who began his sermon with a passage of scripture. He read through the entire passage. I expected that the remainder of the sermon would expound upon this text and apply it to […]

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