Here's a great quote from a great book (one of my all-time favorites, in fact): "The Church does not need brilliant personalities but faithful servants of Jesus and the brethren.  Not in the former but in the latter is the lack.  The Church will place its confidence only in the simple servant of the Word of… Continue reading Preachers

Likeable Preaching and Preachers

I love how Stan Hauerwas discusses preaching in his intro to A Cross Shattered Church.   Warning: you might not like this if your preacher tells cute stories and never talks about sin, death, or hell. "...When a sermon is thought to be no more than a speech by the minister to provide advice to help us… Continue reading Likeable Preaching and Preachers

Preaching Sola Fide Better

Hywel Jones has two outstanding chapters in Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry ed. Scott Clark (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2007).  While both are solid, I think his chapter on preaching should be required reading for all preachers who love the doctrines of grace.  Here are a few of my favorite quotes from this chapter called "Preaching Sola Fide Better." "The aim… Continue reading Preaching Sola Fide Better