In the wake of recent Christian deconversion stories, I felt compelled to post this open letter that I included in my book, Varsity Faith. It’s a plea for practical theology to make its way into youth ministry.
When you’re asked to preach in “big church,” to adults, you clam up. You step up to the pulpit and your heart starts to pound in your chest. What’s the deal?
Assumptions are dangerous things to make, no more so than in your sermons. This post names 3 common assumptions that have the potential to make your sermons dead on arrival.
Your sermon – the verses you choose and illustrations you use – can determine the direction of your students’ lives for years to come. Here’s how to make them count…
Do your students look bored when you speak? Do they get distracted? You need to add more slides to your sermon because images communicate in ways that words can’t.
Sermons are a series of moves. How you make your moves will determine whether or not your students will listen to and learn from what you say.
Recently, I coached a seminary student and part-time youth pastor who was struggling with speaking. In this post, I lay out the issues he had and the solutions I recommended to him.
When you stand up in front of students, you only have a few seconds to get their attention. What can you say that will draw them in? These 20 lines will get you started…
Do you want to know the best way to use an iPad for preaching? This post gives you step-by-step instructions for how to do it. It’s time to go paperless with your sermons!
This one simple thing will help you more than attending another webinar or reading another book about preaching. Check it out…