Should Preachers Know How to Read?

Should preachers know how to read? I think most would agree that literacy is a plus when it comes to preaching. That's not what I mean. What I mean here is, "Should preachers really, really know how to read?" How important is it? In his book, Why Johnny Can't Preach, T. David Gordon makes the […]

Feeding on Scripture

"Christians feed on Scripture. Holy Scripture nurtures the holy community as food nurtures the human body. Christians don’t simply learn or study or use Scripture; we assimilate it, take it into our lives in such a way that it gets metabolized into acts of love, cups of cold water, missions into all the world, healing […]

That’ll Preach – Eugene Peterson in Practice Resurrection

I've just begun Eugene Peterson's Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ. I enjoy virtually everything Peterson writes, but am really enjoying this one at the outset. Early in the book, Peterson describes his epiphany that, "Romantic, crusader, and consumer representations of the church get in the way of recognizing the church for […]