Renew Your Mind

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

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2 ESV). For the longest time, we have interpreted this verse as meaning that reading the Bible transforms the [...]

The New Logos 7 Bible Software – Is It Right For You?

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:28+00:00 August 30th, 2016|

If you want a powerful Bible study tool, there is nothing better than Logos. Years ago, if you wanted to do serious Bible study they had two options: Go to the library at a seminary or Bible college. Buy bookshelves and tons of physical books to build your own personal library. The problem was that [...]

When Pastors Do This, It Drives Me Crazy

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:36+00:00 November 14th, 2015|

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 [...]

Let Scripture Speak for Itself

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:38+00:00 March 27th, 2014|

Photo Credit: Daniel Y. Go via Compfight cc A while back I visited a church in my area (I love sitting in on other churches to observe and learn). The pastor was a great preacher. His sermon was engaging, clear, and spot on. However, I walked away feeling a little uneasy. This may [...]

Bad Sermon Math – 4 Ways We Misuse the Bible

By | 2014-02-17T13:30:32+00:00 February 17th, 2014|

Photo Credit: rbbaird via Compfight cc Are you guilty of bad sermon math? No, I’m not talking about actual math. By sermon math I mean applying some form of change on the scripture you preach. Let me explain what I mean. There are four types of sermon math that will get you in [...]

The Preacher’s Manifesto

By | 2014-01-30T11:13:43+00:00 January 30th, 2014|

Photo Credit: Amir Kuckovic   I am a preacher. I am a messenger of the most high God – an ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:20) I am a herald of the greatest story ever told and the best news ever received. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) I am a sinner, saved by [...]