You Might Want to Fact-Check Your Pastor’s Sermon

[This illustration I heard is a…] great story about the power of a good deed. There’s just one problem: Almost nothing about this story is true. It’s one of the most popular myths about Churchill, according Snopes.com and the Downers Grove, Illinois-based Churchill Centre. How do I know this? During the sermon, I stopped listening…

Research: Americans Prefer In-Person Preaching to Video

So do the rest of us, no doubt. Most Americans still prefer a real-live preacher to a video sermon, according to a survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. About a third (35 percent) say they will only visit churches with a live sermon. Three in 10 say a video sermon won’t keep them from a church,…

The Best Preacher I Ever Had

A post I saw in the NCR: I have been thinking about the best preacher I ever heard.  Not about the single best homily or sermon, but about the best and most consistent preaching I have encountered. When it comes to preaching, we all have our horror stories and I have done my fair share…

20 Questions to Ask Before Preaching Your Christmas Sermon

Propreacher has them. Dear Pastor, Your Christmas sermon is a big deal! The eternal destination of many who will sit in your Christmas service hang in the balance. Are you ready? Here are 20 questions that you should ask yourself before you preach this Christmas: 1. Have I prayed over my message, completely given it to…