Pathos

The Passion Challenge: Why Preachers Need Both Light and Heat in the Pulpit

It’s Sunday night. It’s late. You’re exhausted. But you just can’t seem to turn off your mind. You had an unexpected funeral on Tuesday (when are they ever expected?), a wedding on Saturday, and you preached the best sermon you knew how—but no one se... Read More »

Needed: A Return to Old-Time Preaching (Part 3)

NOTE: This is part of an article by Vance Havner which appeared in the journal Logos on March 1, 1978. See also parts one and two. The preacher of today must be apocalyptic: He ought to sound like the book of Revelation, for we are living in a grand and awful ... Read More »

Pathos and Preaching

Phillips Brooks’ legendary description of preaching as “truth through personality” is cited by mainstream and evangelical ministers alike as an incarnational approach to preaching akin to transparency and genuineness.  Heralding the description as the g... Read More »