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Al Mohler on Horton’s “Pilgrim Theology”

Al Mohler wrote up a series of reviews on books that were released in 2013 for Preaching.com and included Michael Horton’s Pilgrim Theology: MichaelHorton,¬†Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples¬†(Zondervan, 2013) In this new book, Michael Horton provides a unique service that should be appreciated by every preacher. He previously wrote a massive and worthy […]

Outsourcing Our Job Description? A Plea to Fellow Ministers

“Given all the demands on my time every day, it’s really hard to invest a lot of hours in preparing my sermons.” I hear this sentiment a lot out there these days. It’s expressed in a series of clips for a new service. The ad invites pastors to take advantage of an energetic team of […]

The Call to Radical, World-Changing Discipleship: A Question for Preachers

Usually, the call to be world-transformers comes from church leaders: pastors and theologians. It comes in different forms. Sometimes it’s the biblically defensible application of Christ’s announcement that his church is a city on a hill, his followers “salt and light” in the world. They are to be what they are where God has placed […]

Application in Sermons

With the growing rediscovery of expository, Christ-centered preaching, many believers—and pastors—are falling in love with the Bible again. It’s not a handbook of “how-to” principles. Jesus is a Savior, not a life coach or personal therapist. I’ll be the last person to take issue with these sentiments! Yet still, faithful believers will often ask, “So, […]

Tullian Tchividjian Interviews Mike Horton

Our good friend Tullian Tchividjian has been the subject of and a participant in a series of web conversations on the relationship of justification to sanctification. He recently posed a series of question to Mike Horton and has begun posting the answers on his blog. I’m sure that I’m biased, but I think there’s some […]

The Bandwagon of My Own Uncertainty

Continuing on with the preaching theme this week, here is a great YouTube clip featuring Taylor Mali from Def Poetry Season 2 on our being “the most aggressively inarticulate generation to come along since, you know, a long time ago!” Sadly, the “tragically cool and totally hip interogative tone” that he mocks here occupies too […]

The Sermon and the Academy Award

UPDATE: Another great meditation on the connection between The King’s Speech and the act of preaching from our friend William Willimon over at The Christian Century. What a gift Willimon is! — An interesting reflection from the Lutheran Church of Canada (ht Gene Veith’s Cranach Blog) on how the Academy Award winning motion picture The […]

The Cult of Personality

The following is by Rev. Kevin Efflandt, pastor of Zion URC in Ripon, CA and is used with his permission.¬† Rev. Efflandt blogs at Confessions of a Confessional Rev. This morning, I came across something on Facebook that caught my attention. It was a Christian radio station in a place that I formerly lived, asking […]