Preaching, Publicity, and Fame (Grimke)

I've mentioned this book here before: Meditations on Preaching by Francis Grimke. Although born into slavery in 1850, Grimke was freed at a young age. Sadly, he was later captured and sold back into slavery. After the Civil War he went on to college and then attended Princeton Theological Seminary where he graduated in 1878.… Continue reading Preaching, Publicity, and Fame (Grimke)

A Critical, Scolding, Fault-Finding Ministry? (Grimke)

Sadly, some preaching is full of critical, fault-finding, and inflammatory themes and tones. Some preachers develop a hypercritical attitude and it constantly shows up in their preaching and teaching. All they ever seem to do is criticize other people and positions. And, of course, sometimes laypeople who constantly hear hypercritical sermons develop hypercritical attitudes themselves.… Continue reading A Critical, Scolding, Fault-Finding Ministry? (Grimke)

All That I Ought To Be (Grimke)

 In July 1928, on the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the gospel ministry, Francis Grimke wrote some reflections about his ministry.  At 78 years old, Grimke noted that he no longer had the mental or physical strength that he formerly had.  And as he looked back at his ministry, he readily confessed that God… Continue reading All That I Ought To Be (Grimke)

Praised for our Preaching? (Grimke)

 I recently picked up this short book called "Meditations on Preaching" by Francis Grimke.  To be honest, I hadn't heard about this book before but after looking into it seemed like the book would be worthwhile to read.  And it for sure is!  It's full of great Christian wisdom on preaching.  If you're a pastor… Continue reading Praised for our Preaching? (Grimke)