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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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What Sermons Are About

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons What Sermons Are About Sermons are about Jesus. You don’t have to mention Jesus.  Sometimes it is better not to.  Hide what you have to, use what ever rhetorical device or … Continue reading

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Why I Lie

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons Why I Lie It is not completely honest for preachers to think they are being themselves while preaching. I can not think this it is just me up in front of … Continue reading

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Colombo and the Dialectical Method

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons Colombo and the Dialectical Method I refuse to believe that people will not listen to sermons. Yes, it is true that most congregates in most churches can not remember the theme, … Continue reading

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Choosing the Text

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons Choosing the Text OK.  This is harder than you think.  First what is the text.  Where did it come from?  Did you pick it yourself or was it prescribed by the … Continue reading

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