Reflections on the Spirituality of Preaching


Do you realize your life is preaching? 

Your life is always preaching something about what you believe. 

Our beliefs—expressed in thought, word, and deed—reflect our relationship with God. 

A belief in and deep, abiding, intimate, second-by-second intimacy with God will more likely reflect the peace and mercy of God that surpasses understanding. 

And people will notice.

A belief that a preacher can choose God when it suits them—and self, when that suits—will be, well, self-evident.

People will notice that, too.

Our lives preach constantly, incessantly. 

But what are they preaching?

Are they preaching what we hope they are?

Are they preaching what we preach from the pulpit?

Reflections on the Spirituality of Preaching is for you to read and ponder. It asks us to consider the ways our backstory, our own history and relationship with God and others, is informing our preaching—both consciously and, perhaps, subconsciously.

I hope you find it helpful to grow in congruence between what you preach with words—and what you preach with the rest of your life.

If you do find it helpful, send a copy to your colleagues.

Be Good News to Preach Good News,