Monthly Archives: February 2009

“Good Preaching”: Four Biblical Non-Negotiables (part 2)

3. Piercing Application is Made At the end of the day, this is the difference between preaching and a good Biblical lecture. D.A. Carson calls this letting the text “sing and sting,” allowing hearers to feel the “bite and the … Continue reading

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“Good Preaching:” Four Biblical Non-Negotiables (part 1)

“We like hearing good preaching around here.” That is a fairly common phrase in my setting (the rural south), but the meaning often differs greatly from person to person. “Good preaching” can mean anything from sheer brevity, to a half-hour of … Continue reading

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“New” Hymns at Curve on Sunday Evenings

We are also using our Sunday evenings as a time to learn one “new” hymn each month (they are only new to our church; the hymns are actually quite old). We read through the text, point out why it is … Continue reading

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Sunday Evenings Around the Family Bible

We have taken a new turn at my church on Sunday evenings. I preach an expository sermon through a book of the Bible in the mornings, but when we regather that night, it is a less formal, more participatory teaching time. … Continue reading

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A Sermon Listener’s Guide

We have spent the past three Sunday nights at my church talking about the importance of preaching in the Christian life. Obviously, this is a topic that I think about constantly as a pastor, but I think it has been … Continue reading

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My Family Spared

The angry roaring of the wind finally subsided, and after waiting a few moments more, we cautiously opened the bathroom door to look outside. To my amazement, we did not see the four walls of our apartment, but the vast expanse of … Continue reading

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Preparing to Die Together

My fiancee and I parted ways at about 6:15 on February 5, after sharing dinner in the cafeteria together. I had a meeting in the library to attend at 7, and headed back to my room to watch a few … Continue reading

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