A new company launched by Jim Somerville of First Baptist Church of Richmond, Va., offers rented or purchased sermons from respected preachers to small congregations, house churches and other faith communities without pastors.

Published in Ministry

Imaginative fiction can help preachers convey truth, says cultural analyst.

Published in Media and Arts

George White III, Dihanne Moore and Joshua Scott are three of the best and brightest at the McAfee School of Theology. We sat down recently to talk about seminary, race and what would happen if I preached in their churches.

Published in Seriously Funny
Friday, 05 July 2013 12:07

Preaching on violence peacefully

Amid escalating gun violence, preachers struggle with how to address controversial issues from the pulpit.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:14

The serpent-and-the-dove thing

There is such a thing as principled moderation, but real-world moderates are more prone to fudge, ignore and obfuscate when there appears to be no constituency for the truth.

Published in Commentaries
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:06

How to ruin a sermon (or not)

Healthy churches are marked by engaging worship. Engaging worship is nearly always marked by excellent preaching.

Published in Vital Signs
Thursday, 21 March 2013 16:29

Preaching when you have nothing to say

One downside of getting to preach every Sunday is you can’t take a week off to shut up and listen.

Published in Talk With the Preacher