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the unnecessary pastor – brett jones

I found myself in a recent encounter with Dawn and Petersen’s “The Unnecessary Pastor” and began to question the “necessariness” of the preacher.  As often happens in these fascinating internal monologues, I discovered some resonance with both trajectories – becoming less necessary and more necessary… The strength of the idea that “the pastor as preacher […]

i hate preaching – thalia kehoe rowden

The writer Dorothy Parker famously said ‘I hate writing. I like having written.’ I wonder if many of secretly feel like that about preaching. Do you love preaching, as a calling, but find parts of it terrifying or exhausting? When I was a full-time minister, preaching most weeks to – or with, really, as I think of it […]

inadequacy – brad carr

I feel it every time I get down off the stage having preached a message from the Word of God. It’s a familiar feeling, like slipping into a well-worn pair of shoes. But unlike the shoes, it doesn’t feel comfortable or snug. It’s that sense of inadequacy – the feeling that no matter how hard […]

john tucker: the greatest deficiency?

A while back I came across this statement by A.G. Azurdia: ‘It is my deep conviction that the greatest deficiency in contemporary expositional ministry is powerlessness; in other words, preaching that is devoid of the vitality of the Holy Spirit.’ What do you think? Years before, Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote, ‘The greatest essential in connection with […]

john tucker: the greatest deficiency?

A while back I came across this statement by A.G. Azurdia: ‘It is my deep conviction that the greatest deficiency in contemporary expositional ministry is powerlessness; in other words, preaching that is devoid of the vitality of the Holy Spirit.’ What do you think? Years before, Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote, ‘The greatest essential in connection with […]