Archives for November 2015

Do You Want to Be a Relevant Preacher?

John Stott, in his classic work on preaching, Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today, reminds us that it’s impossible not to be relevant when you connect all of who Jesus Christ is to our needs as fallen people: “The One we preach is not Christ-in-a-vacuum, nor a mystical Christ unrelated to the real world, nor […]

10 Ways to Pastor Your Church that Will Never Be Obsolete

Technology – sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse – affects how pastors shepherd their churches more than ever before. Many of us preach from digital mini-pulpits through blogs and social media. Our members, when they are sick our out of town, hear our preaching through ear buds or watch us on Vimeo. These […]

Why November Is the Best Time to Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

There are lots of reasons people fail to meet their New Year’s resolutions, but I think an overlooked one is timing. Is there a worse time of the year than post-Christmas to make goals for the next year? You’ve been stressed by the busyness of the holidays, and you’re barely out of your food coma. […]