Labor Day & the Lord’s Day

Labor Day & the Lord’s Day

Sen. James Kyle of South Dakota introduced a bill to make Labor Day a legal holiday on the first Monday of September each year. It was approved June 28, 1894. Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of...

“How I Preach”

A few years back, Abe Kuruvilla, Professor of Preaching at Dallas Theological Seminary, was kind enough to include me in his interview series “How I Preach” which appears on his website www.homiletix.com. Abe is a consummate homiletician and author of many books,...
“His Story . . . Our Story”

“His Story . . . Our Story”

THE INCARNATION enrolls Him in our needy company. For unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given. The Word became flesh and dwelled among us. He had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest...
Why Jesus Never Wrote a Book

Why Jesus Never Wrote a Book

What is the best way for someone to ensure that a record of his life, teachings, and achievements should live on after he himself is departed? The most obvious answer—write a book. There is much to be said for writing your own biography rather than leaving...
“Altar to the Unknown Sermon Method”

“Altar to the Unknown Sermon Method”

NOTE: This is a slightly revised section from my “Introduction” in Text-Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon, edited by Daniel L. Akin, David L. Allen & Ned L. Matthews (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2010), 1-8. On any given Sunday in today’s...