Epiphany Before Easter – On Preaching the Easter Sermon

Preparing an Easter sermon is one of the more challenging sermon preps of the year for most preachers. This isn’t because of a lack of passion for the Resurrection or lack of familiarity with it. It’s because, like the story of the Prodigal Son, preachers feel some need to produce something fresh, something with a […]

Practice Makes Better

Can you name anything we improve at by not doing?

Dallas Willard observed, “In many cases, our need to wonder about or be told what God wants in a certain situation is nothing short of a clear indication of how little we are engaged in His work.” To that, I say, “Amen.” This isn’t to say the harder we work the holier we are or […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 141

Featuring Musings on Wheaton, College Football, and the Beach Boys

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: I really couldn’t care less about the final four in College Football. I think the best 4 teams are Alabama, Stanford, Ohio State, and Clemson. So, I’ll go ahead and pick Clemson—with the caveat that I don’t think there is a great team in this year’s final four…and […]