Garrison Griffith

Communing with the Church

As the American Revolution began to draw to its close in the early 1780s, a young veteran began his ministry. Lemuel Haynes, an American patriot and preacher, was the first African American ordained in the United States. Haynes’s years of ministry as a pasto... Read More »

The Preacher’s Pathos

Country music legend George Jones is best known for performing the hit song “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” This tune from 1980 recounts the passing of a forlorn lover who, upon his death, has finally ceased to care for his long-lost love. As Jones croons, ... Read More »

Engaging the Audience’s Emotions

C. W. Brister,[1]C. W. Brister was a professor of Pastoral Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX for 47 years. During this time it was said that Brister instructed more men in pastoral ministry than any other in the history of... Read More »

How Social Media Influences Our Preaching

“Millions of Friends, but Not Very Popular”. This is the headline to the “New York Times” review of the 2010 feature film “The Social Network,” which chronicles the 2003 development and deployment of Facebook by its founder Mark Zuckerberg. From th... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Jude

Preaching the book of Jude is like teaching a child to eat at a table with proper utensils. Just as a child is incapable of getting the proper nutrients that he needs from a dinner plate without using the proper utensils, so a believer is unable to mine the tr... Read More »