The Author

Eric McKiddie serves as pastor for gospel community at the Chapel Hill Bible Church in North Carolina. He is a contributor to Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide. He blogs at, and you can follow him on Twitter at @ericmckiddie.

Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant to Teenagers

In our efforts to make Scripture entertaining, we confirm suspicions that it is in fact boring and irrelevant.

Are Your Efforts to Contextualize the Gospel All about You?

I never thought moving from one suburb to another would make me reconsider my approach to contextualizing the gospel. That stuff is for missionaries

The Easier Path to Sermon Illustrations

Far from suffocating creativity, the constraints of templates focus creativity. It is no different with illustrations.

5 Types of Sermon Illustrations and How to Use Them

Illustrations are not for the head so much as

3 Reasons Your Church Needs Sermon Illustrations

How many preachers quench the Spirit in their preaching because they neglect this sharp rhetorical tool that the Spirit has blessed?