Reflections on Four Years of Ordained Pastoral Ministry

While I have been formally ministering in a local church in various capacities for the past 10 years, I have only been serving as an ordained minister for 4 years as of today. What, if anything, can a young man with only 4 years of ordained pastoral ministry experience possibly share with others? In this post, I would like to share some of theĀ thingsĀ that I have gleaned. People – People are not a distraction from ministry, they are the ministry.…

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The Five Most Important Books I’ve Ever Read on Preaching

I not only love to preach, but I love to study preaching. In this blog post, I want to share with you the five most important works on preaching that I have ever read. This list is not the end-all-be-all list of preaching books. I’m sure that many who read this post will disagree on some points, and that is okay. This blog post is about the books that have impacted my preaching the most. However, I would love to…

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Resource Tuesday – Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell

Christ-Centered Preaching by Dr. Bryan Chapell is a contemporary work on the study of homiletics. It is divided into three parts: Principles for Expository Preaching, Preparation of Expository Sermons, and A Theology of Christ-Centered Messages. The author has adequate experience in this field as he was engaged in pastoral ministry for ten years before being elected president at Covenant Theological Seminary where he is currently serving. The underlying principle that drives this book is that all preaching that is truly…

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