Category: Preaching

Amos or Amaziah

A number of years ago, in a conversation with someone concerning preachers and preaching, the person stated that he thought a preacher needed to have charisma and be entertaining in order to be effective. As I reflect back on that, it causes me to do some thinking about some of the present-day trends.



I know that word does not pass the spell check test. It is not even in the dictionary – but it ought to be. If Mr. Webster, or whoever is in charge of adding new words to dictionaries, wishes to add my contribution to our language, he can feel free to copy and paste it along with my definition

Feelgoodism (fil-gōd-is-m) >>
The doctrine that the prime purpose of Christianity is to make its adherents feel good, especially about themselves.

God’s Way

The problem of disinterested people is not new.  It existed in some places even in the first century.  Paul said it existed in Corinth.  “For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness” (I Corinthians 1:22-23).

Young Man, So You Want to Preach

One of the encouraging things that I see among my brethren is the number of young men who are expressing a desire to make preaching the gospel their life’s work. Along with that the number of local churches that are willing to financially and morally support an aspiring young preacher as he works in a Paul/Timothy training arrangement.