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Children and Wedding Sermons (Part 3 of 4)

Children and wedding proclamation are facts that can and often [...]

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Choosing Biblical Texts for a Wedding Sermon (Part 2 of 4)

As I discussed in part [...]

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Biblically-Based Wedding Sermons? (Part 1 of 4)

Many wedding sermons are not based on biblical texts, and [...]

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Lenten Addictions

Lent is the time in the liturgical year when preachers, for better or worse, are more apt [...]

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Preaching Baptism through Lent

Questions about the importance of baptism are in the air [...]

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Smartphones, Smart Pastors, Smart Church

Next time you see a group of young adults dining [...]

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Preaching Advent’s Absurdity

Advent is an exercise in paradox. For four weeks, we [...]

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Writing Hymns That Preach

About six years ago at a Hymn Society meeting I was talking with some people [...]

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Cultivating the Heart and Art of the Preacher-Poet

Poetry is essential to the [...]

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A Humbler Reformation

Mark was conspicuously absent that Reformation morning. Reformation Day was his favorite church festival, a day on [...]