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We are excited to inform our readers that PreachingSource is returning from hiatus. We will begin posting blog articles next Monday, April 22! Read More »

Announcement

We want to let all our readers know that PreachingSource blog posts will be on hiatus this summer. In the meantime, all other website resources are available, including all previous posts. We hope you will continue to enjoy and utilize PreachingSource.com! Read More »

A Professor His Books and Preachers: “Lessons from the ‘Plodding’ Prince of 19th Century British Preaching”

The following article is part of a series of articles by the preaching faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where a faculty member reviews a recent book they have read and shares its importance for preachers. John C. Carlile, Alexander Mclaren... Read More »

Pastors and Burnout

This is a term that is defined by emotional, spiritual, and sometimes physical fatigue that leaves one incapable of handling well the life they are living. Covid has certainly not helped this. Ministry is one of those callings that can drain a person in this w... Read More »

Advice for Guest Preachers

In preaching classes at SWBTS, I aim to connect class content to the concrete reality of a student’s preaching experience in the local church. In the process of doing this, I frequently say something like, “One day, when you are preaching at FBC Bugtussle... Read More »

A Professor His Books and Preachers: The Puritans

The following article is the first of a series of articles by the preaching faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where a faculty member reviews a recent book they have read and shares its importance for preachers. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Pu... Read More »

Preaching, Reaching, and Teaching: The Disambiguation of Preaching

The word preach can mean many things.  Just ask Madonna.  But, periodically, it’s helpful to remind ourselves from Scripture what it is as preachers we are called to do. Some preaching textbooks include “didactic preaching” as a style of preaching and ... Read More »

What Hath Geneva to do with Your Pulpit? How Calvin’s Theology of Preaching Can Impact Your Preaching

The name John Calvin can invoke various caricatures of a cold and emotionless theologian. Maybe you read the name and you have a visceral reaction to the very idea of Calvinism. Perhaps you were part of the “Young, Restless, Reformed” movement and champion... Read More »

Advice for Interim Pastors

I have had the joy of serving as an interim pastor in fourteen churches. Each church is different, but each has certain common needs during the interim period. Whether a pastor has left the church on good terms or on good grounds or not, the transition time be... Read More »

Preach Penal Substitutionary Atonement

The penal substitutionary theory of the atonement is a core doctrine within Christianity. There are many metaphors for the atonement that are useful, understandable, and true.[1]See Colin E. Gunton, The Actuality of Atonement: A Study of Metaphor, Rationality ... Read More »

Theological Snobbery

Seemingly, when Jesus dealt with the religious establishment of his day, he found them perfectly myopic and blind to the reality of who he was. They had a theological impediment that would not allow them to see Jesus as anything other than one whose teachings ... Read More »

The Idol of Greed

Unless you are a prosperity gospel preacher, you will have to preach on some tough subjects from time to time as you preach “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). Obviously, if you are a prosperity gospel preacher you are probably not reading this articl... Read More »

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