Matt Henslee

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Eugene Peterson penned a classic book, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, many years ago. We live in a day where we can pull a small rectangle from our pocket and have near-limitless access to near-countless mediums for information––instantly. With t... Read More »

Are Sermons Too Predictable?

As of August 2020, I have preached almost 300 sermons at Mayhill Baptist, the church I have had the joy of pastoring since April 2017. Before COVID-19, we had morning and evening services, so I got to pad my sermon stats pretty quickly. During COVID-19, we hav... Read More »

Preaching Interview: Matt Henslee

Matt Henslee sits down with Dr. Barry McCarty for an interview to discuss preaching in rural churches. Read More »

Preaching as the Centrality of Christian Worship

I must confess. When I think about the word “worship,” the first thing on my mind is singing.  To be honest, I do not know why it does, I guess it is just a product of my upbringing; there was worship, and then there was preaching. I mean, it said so in t... Read More »

Preaching and Church Growth

In 1989, seven words were whispered in a classic movie, Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” While I have not been a pastor for 29 years since that classic hit the theaters, I have seen something similar over the course of 18 years of minist... Read More »