Tim Keller on Mars Hill Preaching, Homosexuality, and Transgender Identity

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Manhattan pastor Tim Keller for Christianity Today. The interview was about Keller’s new book Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions (Dutton, Nov. 2013). It’s a book that would be marvelous to read whether for one’s own edification or for the purposes of discipleship or evangelism. If you’re [Read More...]

Jonathan Edwards: The Infinite Highness and Condescension of Christ

One of three favorite sermons of Jonathan Edwards is “The Excellency of Christ.“  If you have not read the sermon, print it out and read it over the course of two weeks in your devotional time or your lunch hour.  You won’t be the same afterwards.  Jonathan Edwards was brilliant, but he was primarily a [Read More...]

Christ Plus: Gospel Coalition Interview on Christ-centered Preaching

From the Gospel Coalition: When you are preaching Christ from the Old Testament, do you actually preach the Old Testament? Owen Strachan, a regular TGC contributor and professor of theology and church history at Boyce College, wants preachers to not simply preach Christ from the Old Testament, but to preach the Old Testament in a [Read More...]

How Do I Know if I Should Be a Preacher?

Good word from Proclamation Trust, a great UK ministry promoting excellent preaching, on determining your preaching call: There is little in scripture explicitly about the feelings or desires of the people set apart for word ministry. When Paul speaks of those who aspire to the pastoral office (1 Timothy 3:1) he does not make it [Read More...]

Preaching: Conversational Stand-up or Serious Gospel Exposition?

A typically provocative word from Carl Trueman on the legacy of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, the “Doctor” (HT: JT): We have leaders with a lot of swagger and `street cred’; Lloyd-Jones had gravitas and did not care to be cool.  Lloyd-Jones may have been less than clear on what he wanted in 1966, but he always had [Read More...]

Elegant Reflections on an Elegant Ministry: John Stott, 1921-2011

Several members of the BibleMesh project have posted meaningful reflections on the life and career of Anglican expositor John Stott, who just went home to glory.  I commend them all to you.  Below are two that speak to a personal connection with the man, who influenced generations of Christians. —————————- One of Dr. Stott’s many [Read More...]

New England Pastors: Duncan and Anyabwile in May 2011

Great news for New England–just got this from Dave Ricard of the New England Center for Expository Preaching: “I was informed tonight that Ligon Duncan has agreed to join Thabiti Anyabwile at Island Pond Baptist Church for NECEP 2011 Pastors’ Conference on May 2-3, 2011. Pastors will be given first priority for seating since this [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, August 8, 2008

1. Check out this really interesting-looking discussion on the pastor-theologian. 2. An oldie but a goodie: ten questions on preaching for Tim Keller. Must-read. Keller on preaching = does not get much better. 3. The Henry Center gets some love. Thanks, Unashamed Workman (and great blog, by the way). Check out those Scripture and Ministry [Read More...]

A Young Preacher’s Thoughts on Preaching: Practice Makes Better

Practice does not, as we know, make perfect, necessarily. But practice does make one better. Preaching is no different than any other discipline in this regard. It is hard to be a young preacher. You read off your manuscript too much; you try to go off it and end up somewhere you didn’t mean to [Read More...]


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