Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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When Communion Goes Badly

picture of communion elements

When Communion Goes Badly In the last post I began a series of reflections on what to do when things go wrong with your message or in the worship service.  Most pastors today try to have the various elements of a worship service blend together.  So it affects your sermon if other areas of the […]

When Something Goes Wrong

When Something Goes Wrong Inevitably, there will come a time in your preaching when something will go very wrong,  either in the worship service or in your message.  What do you do then?  For many years I’ve had a practice of asking this question when with a group of preachers: “What’s the funniest thing that […]

Final Tricks of the Trade

Final Tricks of the Trade We’ve been looking at the tricks of the trade of television production, and how applying them to preaching can help us improve.  Here’s the first in this series of blog posts.  There are many other things that we could name as tricks of the trade for television, things like using […]

Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade In the last post I looked at the first two “tricks of the trade” that we can learn from television production that will improve our preaching.  We saw that cross promotion and editing are two of the keys for effectiveness. Evaluating A third of the tricks of the trade is evaluation. […]

Tricks of the Trade for Preaching

Tricks of the Trade for Preaching We have been looking at what we can learn from television to improve our preaching.  The string of posts begins here, if you want to catch up.  In this post, I will begin looking at some of the tricks of the trade for preaching.  What are some of the […]