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First Advent: He Came to Preach

One of my problems with the yearly celebration of the first advent of Christ is that there is so little support for celebrating such a day in Scripture. 741 more words

Biblical Truth

Guest Post - Deacon Sue Bonsteel

Sue Bonsteel, our deacon at St. John’s, preached on the Sunday after this year’s presidential election.  It’s posted as a guest post here because it’s an important piece of preaching.  2,177 more words


Some thoughts on preaching

“The bigger the truth we try to speak the smaller the words we should use, and the shorter sentences” (Ian Pitt-Watson). Good preaching does its hearers good. 31 more words


Embracing Your Bailiwick

By Merv Budd

When I was a young Christian, I asked God to make me an evangelist. In my mind an evangelist was one who stood in front of large crowds and preached – like Billy Graham. 306 more words


Antoine — Rhetoric of Jeremy Taylor's Prose

Antoine, Sister M. Salome. The Rhetoric of Jeremy Taylor’s Prose: Ornament of the Sunday Sermons. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1946.

Ph.D. dissertation. 21 more words

17th Century

One way to avoid being predictable this Christmas

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I went to university. Actually it wasn’t that long ago – although it was sufficiently long ago for our American exchange students to receive flimsy blue airmail letters from home.  589 more words


Sunday at Shiloh

What a journey this has been!

Admittedly, the road I’ve been treading has been bittersweet.  Leaving my old life and people, where everything was great, along with all of the things that come with being apart of a new assignment, have been bitter.   718 more words