As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
It hurts when people’s grievances seem to inevitably hit the most visible targets in the church, which tends to be those who lead and preach.
As a preacher, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the expectations of others.
The participants of the “Preaching Workshop” come from “a wide diversity of backgrounds and denominations”. One of its aims is “to train a whole new generation of Bible preachers in Spain”.
“Church planting is a business here”, Dan Huffstutler, director of East Africa Baptist School of Theology, denounces.
For years I sat and heard messages that seemed to be targeted at someone else (and often that someone else was not there). What a wasted opportunity.
Here are some favourites that preachers sometimes find themselves repeating.
Is there a Bible school where you could take a single course? Diligently hunt the best books to read, as well as well-informed people to engage with in conversation.
According to a survey in the UK, the majority of Christians wish sermons were shorter. Half of the surveyed feel that “young people are not given enough of a chance to preach in church.”
Ten lessons that Will Graham learned from Ian Paisley's most famous sermon.
“We are very quick to criticise street preachers”, says British street preacher who faces a retrial at the end of July.
Both were arrested in the UK after being accused of using “homophobic language.” One of them has been preaching publicly for more than 11 years.