Spirituality

4 Kinds of Support Preachers Miss When They Work in Isolation

4 Kinds of Support Preachers Miss When They Work in Isolation

There are times preachers need a community beyond their own congregations. And often, other preachers are invaluable when wrestling the challenges of parish life—from handling a delicate conflict to finding something new to say in your sermon…again. Check out four times you need other preachers in your life, and consider ways you might cultivate that community for yourself.

Do Your sermons Suffer from a "Vitamin C Deficiency"?

Do Your sermons Suffer from a "Vitamin C Deficiency"?

We often fail to understand the ways our everyday choices impact our environment and, in turn, our neighbor's quality of life. As preachers, we have an obligation to illuminate this reality and invite our listeners into a new dimension of relationship with their neighbors through creation. And not just on Earth Day.

Is Your Preaching a "Performance"? 3 Guiding Questions

Is Your Preaching a "Performance"? 3 Guiding Questions

It put the holy fear of God in my heart to realize I had the ability to perform the role of a preacher and be believed and trusted when I shouldn't be. I had skills at the ready to inflate my knowledge of scripture, embellish its presentation to appeal to certain people, or protect myself with silence. So what would guide me to ensure I wouldn't perform as a preacher, but enter the pulpit as a preacher of integrity regardless of the stakes?