Meditatio: Further Reflections on Sermonizing

I must confess that my entire approach to preaching is unorthodox and, perhaps, inadequate, at least in the eyes of those who so faithfully equipped me throughout my educational years. This great revelation came to me a bit ago while I was out shoveling the snow off of my driveway. For whatever it is worth, shoveling snow is a terrific […]

Daniel: Hope in Uncertain Times

April 10 we at New Hope Church will be stepping into a new sermon series entitled, “Daniel: Hope in Uncertain Times.” There will be much emphasis, particularly in the later chapters, regarding God’s unfolding plan for the ages—prophetic passages that will help us to more fully appreciate God’s sovereign control of time and space and the way His redemptive plan […]

Thoughts on Houston’s Subpoenas

I have had many requests over the past couple of days to offer my thoughts on the matter of the city of Houston issuing subpoenas to a handful of pastors in the Houston area who have been vocal against a transgender bathroom code. Here is an excerpt from the Houston Chronicle: City attorneys issued subpoenas last month during the case’s discovery […]

Select Reflections on Preaching

Preaching is among the sublimest gifts of life, for in it the written Word of God comes alive for the hearer, and the Spirit of God uses such a hearing to direct the soul of a man or woman right to the very foot of the Throne. Preaching can never be taken lightly within the Church or beyond. Though the […]

Warriors, to be Reckoned With

Unless the Lord returns and takes us to Heaven, this coming Sunday at Bethel Church we will run headlong into a brief but important sermon series entitled, Warrior: A Study of Biblical Womanhood. This journey will take all of us—men and women—through the Scriptures’ winding roads, where we will make meaningful stops in places like Genesis 1 and 2, Proverbs […]

Crazy Sex: Embracing God’s Best in a World Gone Crazy

Over the past couple of years since we at Bethel Church in Fargo, North Dakota, experienced a brief but important sermon series entitled, “Crazy Sex: Embracing God’s Best in a World Gone Crazy,” people have been asking if I might amplify that series in book form. Well . . . the answer is yes. Crazy Sex: Embracing God’s Best in […]