Preaching with a Bias: Exploring the Legacy of Fundamentalist Preaching

24 Sep

Introduction As I reflected on the recent podcast that Gary Hayes and I did on this subject of “preaching with a bias,” it made me want to go back and examine the legacy of fundamentalist, conservative evangelical preaching. This is … Read More »

41: Preaching with a Bias (with Gary Hayes) Part 1

22 Sep

What effect does listening to years of sermons have on a person’s psyche, behavior, and mental health? In this episode of the newly-named “MindShift” podcast (formerly “The Preacher’s Forum podcast”), Gary Hayes and I tackle the subject of preaching, and … Read More »

Preaching in Britain Today: Believing or Belonging? (Part 4)

27 Jun

Introduction In this final article in this series, “Preaching in Britain: Believing or Belonging?” I take up the model of indirect communication proposed by preacher Fred B. Craddock in his thought-provoking and challenging book, Overhearing the Gospel. Instead of relying … Read More »

Preaching in Britain Today: Believing or Belonging? (Part 3)

23 Jun

Introduction To become truly missional and incarnational, church leaders and pastors should perhaps begin to think about moving away from what is termed an “attractional model” of church growth. This model embraces this fundamental idea: “if you build it, they … Read More »

Preaching in Britain Today: Believing or Belonging? (Part 2)

16 Jun

What’s the State of the Church in Britain Today? Looking back on the not-so-distant past, just a few decades ago churches in Britain seemed to be going from strength to strength. For example, from 1945 to 1956, overall church attendance … Read More »

Preaching in Britain Today: Believing or Belonging? (Part 1)

14 Jun

Introduction It hardly goes without saying that in Britain today, the situation facing those who preach regularly is vastly different, especially when compared to that which preachers experienced within the last few centuries. Some legendary preachers from the past enjoyed … Read More »