Category Archives: Homiletics/Preaching

Sermon Notes and Faces: a Lesson from G. Campbell Morgan

Dr. Howard Moody Morgan tells an interesting story about his grandfather, G. Campbell Morgan.  He relates that on one occasion, “I was present in a church when he rose to preach , the lights in the main sanctuary were dimmed.  … Continue reading

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What Makes a Sermon Great? Lavater’s Answer

Several years ago I reached a point at which I can now say that I have been a preacher for over half of my life.  At the age of nineteen I preached my first sermon at a Sunday night revival … Continue reading

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Faith and Works: Ancient Advice on a Modern Confusion

“All sensible people, not to mention Christians, should watch with the greatest care what they say, lest their tongue get ahead of their mind and babble forth before they have organized their thoughts.”[1] Urbanus Rhegius, 1535 Lately I have been … Continue reading

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“Logic on Fire” – Whose Line Is It Anyway?

“You must have light and heat, sermon plus preaching.  Light without heat  never affects anybody; heat without light is of no permanent value.  It may have a passing temporary effect but it does not really help your people and build … Continue reading

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Who Needs Preaching?

Recently I read something that gave me pause for thought.  The book was old, actually printed in 1877 – with a taped spine and crumbly-yellowed pages, and I wondered as I turned to the first chapter of Phillips Brooks’ Lectures on … Continue reading

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