Preaching with More Than Exposition by David Dunham

Saying that Evangelicals are prone to hyperbole would be an exaggeration of the understated kind. Carefulness and nuance are not our forte. We excel in extremes. We apply exaggeration to every category: Reformed Evangelicals are heartless academics more concerned with doctrine than with people. Arminians, on the other hand, would rather love a heretic than … Continue reading

A Refreshing Approach to Familiar Material: First-Person Dramatic Narrative by David Kelly

Everyone likes a good story, and the Christmas season presents some of the most amazing material for the greatest story ever told. Consider the characters that appear in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Of course, we’re familiar with the obvious: Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and Zechariah, angels and shepherds, Herod and the wise men. … Continue reading

Let Us Make Man in Our Image: A Series on the Imago Dei, Part 3

This is the third post of a four-part series. Click here to view part 2. III. Male and Female After the Fall Primarily, one must look at the initial boundaries in the Garden of Eden concerning Adam and Eve’s obedience.  God had given them plenty of good food to eat.  They had various trees which … Continue reading

SOPC Workshop – July 27, 2013

The Southern Ohio Pastors Coalition is very excited to announce our second SOPC Workshops event of 2013, Preaching the Whole Counsel of God, with guest speaker Brian Evans. Location:  Praises Family Books and Gifts, Chillicothe, Ohio Date & Time:  July 27, 2013, 9am-Noon Registration:  Registration will begin at 8:30am on the day of the conference (cash, check, and credit … Continue reading

What is the Role of Outside Sources in Sermon Preparation?

Several years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. The doctor offered three options to deal with this issue. One option was to go on medication, find the right dosage, and all should be well. While this may control the blood pressure, it potentially could cause other issues. Another possibility involved me making better … Continue reading