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Dog In A Raincoat and Destabilization Part II

Dog In A Raincoat Why so stingy with the challenging, confronting and requiring some period of self-reflection?  Isn’t this what should go on every week?  How can anyone preach a sermon based on the Bible that is not challenging and … Continue reading

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Dog In A Raincoat and Destabilization Part I

Destabilization As I was peering out the front window from behind the living room curtain (something I do more times a day than I want to admit—you never know who could be around—and that white panel van is still parked … Continue reading

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In Conclusion: Don’t Tell People What to Do

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons In Conclusion: Don’t Tell People What to Do Don’t tell people what to do.  Tell people what the Gospel says.  Tell People that God loves them.  God likes them.  Point to … Continue reading

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Cultural Relevance vs. Cultural Literacy

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons Cultural Relevance vs. Cultural Literacy There is a great fear in the Contemporary Christian Culture (well, the whole culture is based on fear. So this is one of the great fears) … Continue reading

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Ask Questions You Don’t Already Know the Answers To

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons Ask Questions You Don’t Already Know the Answers To Preaching begins with reading and asking questions.  Asking real questions.  Question you don’ already know the answers to.  If you already know … Continue reading

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The Absorbed Reading of the Text

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons The Absorbed Reading of the Text It is remarkable that someone growing up in the C. C. C. can hear the same Bible stories and have them interrupted in Sunday School, … Continue reading

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The Preacher Needs to Disappear

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons The Preacher Needs to Disappear A preacher who is well loved, good looking, and a skilled orator presents the same problem as irritating, unattractive bore.  The Preacher is distracting.  In the … Continue reading

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