Nathan Kirkpatrick: When does breaking news compel a preacher to rewrite Sunday’s sermon?

The Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick preaches at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Statesville, North Carolina. FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   By Nathan Kirkpatrick Managing director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity   The answer depends on congregational and community context and begins with another question: What does the gospel have to say to a broken and brokenhearted world in this moment? … Continue reading “Nathan Kirkpatrick: When does breaking news compel a preacher to rewrite Sunday’s sermon?”

Re-imagine: Preaching in the Present Tense

RE-IMAGINE: PREACHING IN THE PRESENT TENSE By Mark Whittall Wood Lake Publishing, Kelowna, BC May, 2018. 158 pages. $16.00 CAD. Kindle $10.00 – ISBN # 978-1-77064-921-7 “Amazing things happen when we let the stories of our lives intersect with the stories of our faith.” Publishers Promo: GOLD MEDAL WINNER of the 2018 Illumination Awards for … Continue reading “Re-imagine: Preaching in the Present Tense”

‘We wish to see Jesus’

By Fred Hiltz May 10, 2018 Plaque on the pulpit at Toronto’s Cathedral Church of St. James: “Sir, we would see Jesus.” Photo: Saskia Rowley In many churches, these words are etched on a brass plaque or penned on a piece of parchment near the pulpit. They are from the 12th chapter of the Gospel … Continue reading “‘We wish to see Jesus’”