Previously I argued that jargon words operate like suitcases. But the nature of a carrying device is that it can be used for transporting bad things as well as good (hence regular looking suitcases get destroyed in train stations all the time, for fear that they may contain bombs!)
In favour of jargon (sort of!)
Should we entirely eradicate jargon from our preaching? I say no…
Brian Houston’s 30 Rules For Preaching
30 challenging and insightful rules for preaching from Hillsong’s Brian Houston
Preach the Word
Some recommended resources on the art of preaching.
Two Tips for Preaching from Derek Rishmawy
Derek Rishmawy offers two great tips on sermon preparation: manuscripting and practising out loud.
Originality and Neophilia: Lewis, Pascal and the Preacher’s Dilemma
Some thoughts on staying both fresh and faithful as a preacher.
Joseph: The Transformation of Judah (Genesis 44)
A talk on Genesis 44, the masks we wear, and how the gospel can set us free. (mp3)
Joseph: Thin Cows and Fat Cows (Genesis 41:1-40)
A talk on Genesis 41 and how Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharaoh in order to rescue a nation. (mp3)
Joseph: The Dreams of Youth (Genesis 37:1-11)
What does the story of Joseph have to teach us about how (not) to handle our dreams? (mp3)
How not to Lie in the Pulpit!
86% of statistics quoted by preachers are untrue.