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preaching on the past in the present; an interview – viv coleman

An Interview with Viv Coleman about using History in preaching: What made you decide to focus on characters from Christian history this summer? I was slated to preach twice at a small parish near where we holiday. For the first one I repackaged my Why Luther Matters sermon from October; we had been on a […]

a participant reflects on the recent Kiwimade Preaching event (Dunedin) – jeremy selfe

One of the most humbling experiences I have had as a preacher is when someone will come up to me at the end of the service and say something along the lines of: “thank you for that sermon, it was like you knew exactly what was going on in my life and what words I […]

george wieland – “who’s getting their ass to church on Sunday?”

What follows is a Facebook conversation between a group of young adults in NZ, Friday 11 March 2011, while watching TV coverage of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami (names changed, but their comments remain). Amy All these natural disasters lately are scaring me and making me feel uneasy! Ben the world’s coming to an end! […]

greg liston – the view from the pew

It’s been about 6 months now since I stepped down from being the Senior Pastor at HBC. Six months of listening to sermons instead of preaching them. The view from the pew is not like the view from the pulpit – you see things differently from down here. And this different perspective has made me […]

sarah harris: in pursuit of a lived experience

It is said that preachers have one passion – one overarching theme that all sermons lead to – mine is the connection between the text and cheap nba jerseys experience.  Now the whole experience thing is not very PC…but I decided lynne to ‘out’ myself at Protection the beginning of these kiwi-made preaching blogs…so here […]