Preacher Evaluation Form

I have been a part of various avenues of discipleship and study for the ministry whereby a preacher was evaluated. They have ranged from the very informal–“What struck you most about the sermon?”–to the very minute–“Was the exegesis...

Is the Preacher Nothing More than a Tool?

A-hem. Please don’t answer that too quickly. While most of us are tools in one way or another, I am thinking in a more gracious way. I have heard of a preacher who would pray: “Get past me to the people. Get the people past me to you.” I am not sure...

Modern-day Power Encounters

I remember reading in my Perspectives Class on world mission a phenomenon called “power encounters” whereby a missionary would directly confront the idols of the day in some bombastic way to show the futility of such idols. For example, tearing down a...

A Challenge to My Expositional Preaching Friends

I am convinced that expositional preaching should be the steady diet in the local church. I think it helps people read their Bibles well (if preached well!), unfolds the storyline of the exegeted book better, rounds out the jagged edges of a preacher’s hobby...