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8 Ways to Find Sermon Illustrations

Every preacher knows the feeling of needing an illustration but not having anything handy. Even if you have good systems for capturing and filing illustrations, you’ll inevitably have moments where nothing is in your notes, and you can’t think of anything spontaneously. I know some folks are against illustrations, and certainly illustrations can be abused. For instance, we can be tempted to rely on them too much out of a desire to make our sermons more engaging or emotional. But I’m convinced that there’s a…
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Christians, It’s Time to Go on the Offensive

When it comes to giving reasons for our faith, we Christians are playing far too defensive a game. We’ve believed that Christianity is declining. It isn’t. We’ve assumed Christianity can’t stand up in the university. It can. Too many of us think Christianity is threatened by diversity. It never has been. And too few of us think Christian sexual ethics are sustainable in the modern world. They are. On these…

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Let Waiting Grow You

We wait for very little, so we get vexed if we have to wait for anything.

When Atheism Is Intellectually Weak

We evangelicals have too often conceded the intellectual high-ground to atheists.

Robert Alter’s Landmark Work Sheds Fresh Light on Old Testament

I can’t imagine ever studying an Old Testament passage without consulting this new work.