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how original is your sermon? – jonathan robinson

I remember a comment from years ago by R.T. Kendal (former incumbent at the famous Westminster Chapel, UK) who admitted that he felt tremendous pressure to always have something original to say when preaching. He realised he needed to be careful with this, novelty is not a criteria of orthodoxy, and that preaching the Bible […]

preaching and praying in poetry and prose – andrew butcher

I like using other people’s words when I preach. I don’t mean that I plagiarise sermons from lastminutepreaching.com (if there is such a site!). Rather, I find the poems of Joy Cowley or James K. Baxter or the prayers of Karl Barth or John Calvin to be a wonderful addition to what Scripture says and […]