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a diet of preaching – simon mcleay

I’ve just finished preaching through Ezekiel, what a fascinating book to take a journey through. We did it in six weeks, so honestly it was a once over lightly. However, how many preachers would tackle this book today? I suspect that many of us avoid these great tomes because they just seem too difficult to […]

greg liston: two definitions, nine theses, one plea

Last week I finished pastoring at a suburban church. I am in a reflective mode. Here are some of my reflections on the state of Kiwi preaching. Intentionally provocative, necessarily brief, possibly ill-considered… 

myk habets: preaching the husk, discarding the kernel

We are all familiar, no doubt, with the well worn adage that there are ‘many sermons in search of a text’. This expresses the idea that many sermons are well constructed, have well chosen illustrations, apt applications, and well crafted affective impact – but they lack any explicit exposition of a biblical text. It is […]

paul davison: applications – faithful, focused and fresh?

I know I haven’t worked hard enough on my passage/sermon when the applications I want to make are: “Read your Bible, pray more, go to church and give money”. It seems that these actions can often be the practical implication of nearly any and every passage in the Bible. Or can they?