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Preaching God’s Unchangeableness

Society has made many advances in the last few centuries. Illnesses that used to be certain death sentences now have routine procedures. With travel, people can cross land or sea in a matter of hours versus months. With these advances, some expect our world to... Read More »

Preaching God’s Power

When you think about God’s power on display in the Bible, what image comes to mind? You might visualize God’s creative power as he spoke the heavens and earth into existence. Some will picture Exodus and the mighty hand of God delivering his people by spli... Read More »

Preaching God’s Wrath

For the next 60 seconds, you are a drivers’ education teacher. You love driving and you want to instill in new drivers how exhilarating it is to drive a car. You see in the teaching manual that you are to inform the students about safe driving and about the ... Read More »

Preaching God’s Wisdom

When you think about preaching the attributes of God that your people most need to hear, what comes to mind? For many preachers, I think, the attribute at the top of the list is God’s love. I doubt we hear about any of God’s characteristics more in America... Read More »

The Majesty of God in African American Preaching

One of the admirable elements in the genius and often overlooked rhetorical theory of African American preaching is that the preaching of the majesty of God does not end with just the exaltation of God, rather it also provides a divine implication for the impl... Read More »

Preaching God’s Magnificent Mercy

Preaching requires many things. Every week there are many aspects the preacher should consider. In text-driven preaching, every sermon is governed by the text. The entire sermon is built upon three primary principles—the substance, the structure, and the spi... Read More »

Preaching God’s Justice

One of the delights of preaching is the privilege to help people rightly understand the character or attributes of God.  Preaching on the attributes of God is important because God has revealed Himself to us in the Scriptures and desires to be known according... Read More »

Preaching God’s Sovereignty

The sovereignty of God is a doctrine that often causes a quagmire for the evangelical community. Some of our brothers and sisters in the faith are ready to storm the stage with pitchforks and torches when the song, I Have Decided to Follow Jesus, starts. Then,... Read More »

Using Theology to Answer Societal Questions

Anyone who is spiritually-minded must ask themselves at some point, “What does this mean for me?” You can’t open God’s Word, spend time studying it, or listen to a sermon and leave with no convictions. Hebrews 4:12 reminds us that “the word of God is... Read More »

How Theology Informs Our Teaching

In a letter to Timothy, his pastoral protégé and son in the ministry, the Apostle Paul made it clear that the task of teaching is one of the most important responsibilities entrusted to a pastor (1 Tim 3:2).  In fact, just a few sentences later in that same... Read More »

How Theology Informs Our Counseling

“What role does theology play in counseling?” This simple, yet thought-provoking question was asked by Dr. John Babler during a counseling PhD seminar last fall. Students, both in class and online, offered their perspectives with varying degrees of eloquen... Read More »

How Theology Informs Our Leading

“God told me to do it.” Those have to be some of the most dangerous and abused words in the English language. Some of the cruelest acts of humanity hide under the banner of those six words. God is blamed for incomprehensible evil by those six words. Just h... Read More »

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