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Military Chaplains

Diluted Messages?

People imagine (even within church settings) that because I am a Chaplain, I am unable to preach what I truly believe.

They imagine that the government has the ability to determine what chaplains can and cannot say, and that we are therefore limited in our ability to serve God. 164 more words

Do the Text to the Hearer - Notes from a Presentation by Pastor Donavon Riley

Pastor Donavon Riley spoke to the Northern Illinois District South Region Pastors Conference in September of 2013. Here are the notes I took from his presentation on Preaching to the Bound Will. 531 more words


The Ultimate Proof That There Is No Eloquent, Rhetorically Savvy Pathway To God.

If you’re listening to a preacher tomorrow, hopefully they’re not trying to lift you up to heaven with their words.
(Or worse by the music) 174 more words


A Prayer Before Preaching

A friend of mine is preaching her first sermon tomorrow morning. Woo hoo!

Tonight I wanted to wish her well, in words of encouragement that caught both the weight of responsibility that comes with this calling, and the lightness you can access when you remember you’re part of something so much bigger than your own performance. 657 more words


How Do You Pray for Fellow Believers?

There is a strange phenomena in the church when it comes to praying for people.  Obviously this is a generalisation, but I have observed it enough to suggest that it may be a pattern. 670 more words


The Preacher as Servant of Dialogue

Recently, I re-read Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium and I was brought to the realization that the Holy Father is proposing, in his section on preaching, the role of “servant to dialogue” as the primary role of the preacher. 2,060 more words

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True Friendship

True Friendship – Recognition
How can we find true friendship in this often phony, temporary world? Friendship involves recognition or familiarity with another’s personality. Friends often share likes and dislikes, interests, pursuits, and passion. 919 more words

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