Category «Preaching»

God’s Way

Written by Sewell Hall 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 …

Feelgoodism

Written by Edward O. Bragwell, Sr. 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 …

God’s Way

Written by: Sewell Hall 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 …

Young Man, So You Want to Preach

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr, 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 …

Most Preachers Have Come from Poor Circumstances

Written by: Donald Townsley Brother J. W. McGarvey, in his “CHAPEL TALKS” (which were delivered to the students of the College of the Bible in the school year 1910 – 11), shows that the title which I have chosen for this article was true in his day.  Under the subject, “POOR PREACHERS”, he said:  “Some …

A New Dogma

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr, [The following article appeared in Truth Magazine (June 21, 1973). This was about 6 months before my youngest son was born. It was also before many of my friends were born, who are freely expressing the same sentiments that were being tossed about back then that motivated me to …

Of Teaching, Preaching and Witnessing …

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr, When I was a youngster, it was not unusual to hear people “testifying” and “witnessing” at various denominations’ worship services. During the last several years, we hear the terms used more and more among those with whom I am associated. Such testimony usually consisted of telling of a supernatural …

The Evolving View of Evangelism

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr. We can remember when young men were desiring to “make preachers,” as it was expressed among brethren, especially in the rural South where I grew up, and when a congregation was “looking for a preacher,” the process was much less complicated than what has evolved over the years. “Making …

Professional Preachers

Written by: Edward O. Bragwell, Sr. The trend toward developing a “professional clergy” among churches of Christ has been in the making for some time now. More and more, both churches and preachers, have come to view gospel preachers as professionals much like the professions of this world. Churches seek out and “hire” these professionals …