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  • Are We Modern Clergy Even Remotely Close to St. Paul’s Description of the Earliest Preachers?

    07/06/2017 6:09:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 93 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Are We Modern Clergy Even Remotely Close to St. Paul’s Description of the Earliest Preachers? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 5, 2017 • It is amazing to think that 30 of the first 33 Popes died as martyrs. Of the other three, two died in exile and only one died in his bed. It’s hard to imagine such suffering today among the lowliest of priests let alone Church prelates.On the Feast of St. Thomas Apostle (July 3rd) we read this description of the apostolic life by St. Paul:As I see it, God has put us apostles at the end...
  • The Lord Must Follow the Preacher – A Reminder of Where Preaching Really Gets Its Power

    08/31/2016 6:21:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-30-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Lord Must Follow the Preacher – A Reminder of Where Preaching Really Gets Its Power Msgr. Charles Pope • August 30, 2016 • In the first reading from today’s Mass (Wednesday of the 22nd Week) St. Paul warns that the faithful should not esteem the preacher too highly. Esteem the Lord, who was able to speak through Balaam’s donkey. If God can use a donkey to preach, then one should not be too enamored of the particular human instrument the Lord uses to preach.Pope St. Gregory taught that the preacher goes ahead of the Lord, announcing Him, as...
  • Fr. Frank Pavone Releases New Book on Preaching on Abortion

    05/05/2016 1:10:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    tennesseewatchman.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Leslie Palma
    NEW YORK — To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Priests for Life and to highlight its core mission of empowering clergy to be passionate advocates for the unborn, Father Frank Pavone, National Director, has released today his newest book, Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary (Servant Books, 2016) The book guides clergy –and laity – through the pro-life themes found in the readings of every Sunday of all three liturgical years. Proclaiming the Message of Life provides an overview of the Scriptural, doctrinal and liturgical bases for preaching the pro-life message, presents homily...
  • Dr. Robert Jeffress Addresses Paris Attacks (11/15/15)

    11/18/2015 2:01:24 AM PST · by knarf · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dr. Robert Jeffress
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  • To Teach as Jesus Taught – A Reflection on the Qualities of Jesus as Preacher and Teacher

    09/01/2015 7:13:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-31-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    To Teach as Jesus Taught – A Reflection on the Qualities of Jesus as Preacher and Teacher Msgr. Charles Pope • August 31, 2015 • As a priest I am called to preach and teach, and as such I must look to Jesus Christ as my model. In this I refer to the real Jesus of Scripture. Too many people today have refashioned Jesus into a sort of “harmless hippie,” an affable affirmer, a pleasant sort of fellow who healed the sick, blessed the poor, and talked about love but in a very fuzzy and “anything goes” manner. But absent...
  • An Open Letter To Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Dear Mr. Trump, Like millions of Americans, I am intrigued with your meteoric rise to the top of the polls. You have truly captured the imagination of this nation. Because I would love to see you succeed, I’ve got some unsolicited advice for you. And you’re going to love this. It’s free! If you’ll allow me to introduce myself, I’m a Jewish follower of Jesus (just like Peter and Paul and John and the rest of the apostles), an author, professor, minister, and national talk radio host. My wife, Nancy, and I have been married for almost 40 years, and...
  • The Sin Of The Unstirred Church

    07/31/2015 3:42:04 PM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    oldpathchristianity.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Lester Roloff
    Evening preaching, 24 minutes
  • I Have Fallen And I CAN Get Up (Protestant Caucus .. all welcome)

    07/29/2015 3:09:41 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    God's Holy Word ^ | Preached March 5, 2014 | Dr Bob Gray Sr.
    I go to church because I love to hear preaching
  • Jonathan Edwards’ works made available for free as interest in Puritanism surges

    03/02/2015 12:49:38 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | Jonathan Merritt
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (RNS) The collected works of Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century preacher and one of America’s most famous theologians, are now available for download thanks to Logos Bible Software. But for those who don’t want to cough up $1,289.95 to purchase them, there’s good news: The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale Divinity School lets you view them online for free. The colonial preacher was instrumental in America’s Great Awakening and is known for fiery sermons such as “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” The 26-volume collection, “The Works of Jonathan Edwards,” comprises more than 10,000 sermons, articles...
  • Black Christians and the Myth of Prosperity Preaching

    07/20/2014 7:03:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    With the in-your-face display of greed and arrogance of the so-called pastors on the reality show Preachers of L.A., I began to wonder: when will black Christians wake up and say enough is enough?  Although there are some white pastors of mega-churches who have a net worth of almost triple their congregants as well, I want to focus on the plight of the black saints who sit under the ministry of black pastors (and some white pastors) Sunday after Sunday and continue to live paycheck to paycheck.After some years of attending mega-churches pastored by both black and white men and...
  • 7 Reasons the Old Testament is Neglected

    07/06/2014 3:19:13 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 60 replies
    Ligonier Ministry ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | David Murray
    “You’ll find our text this morning in the Old Testament…” I know this is a rare announcement on a Sunday morning, but when you heard it last, what did you think? “Oh no! Not another historical lecture.” “We’re going to get a whipping with the law today.” “Why? I came to church to hear about Jesus.” “What’s Israel and Babylon got to do with my family struggles?” Or maybe you didn’t just think it. You said it or emailed it to the pastor afterwards. And pastors are feeling the pressure. Some surveys put the ratio of Old Testament to New...
  • New poll on US morality shows need for clearer preaching: Head of Human Life International

    06/07/2014 3:54:22 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 3, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    A Gallup poll released May 30 showing large majorities of Americans now agree that homosexual relations, contraception, divorce, and fornication are "morally acceptable” highlights the need for strong preaching on moral issues, says the president of Human Life International. “The acceptability of these evils is a direct result of people not being engaged in public debate against those trying to force us to accept these issues,” Father Shenan Boquet told LifeSiteNews. “That’s why it’s so important for faith leaders to speak out and find new ways to help the public understand moral teachings on controversial issues.” Father Shenan Boquet, president...
  • Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible

    05/15/2014 9:40:21 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 5-14-14 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or we start mentally to check out.” That stunningly clear sentence reflects one of the most amazing, tragic, and lamentable characteristics of contemporary Christianity: an impatience with the Word of God. The sentence above comes from Mark Galli, senior managing editor of Christianity Today in an essay entitled, “Yawning at the Word.” In just a few hundred words, he captures the tragedy of a church increasingly impatient with and resistant to the reading and preaching of...
  • Pope Benedict XV . . . Poor Preaching Responsible For Fall Back Into Paganism

    02/16/2014 6:02:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | February 12, 2014 | PAUL LIKOUDIS
    Pope Benedict XV . . . Poor Preaching Responsible For Fall Back Into Paganism February 12, 2014 Frontpage No Comments By PAUL LIKOUDISThe horror of World War I, preoccupied with massive humanitarian projects on behalf of widows, orphans, and prisoners of war, engaged in intense diplomatic initiatives to defend the rights of the Church in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Pope Benedict XV issued an encyclical Humani Generis Redemptionem on June 15, 1917, which blamed ineffective preaching by priests for the decline in morals and civilization’s backsliding into paganism. Pope Benedict reminded bishops that their foremost duty is...
  • Archbishop: Boring sermons are “unfair to God, unfair to the people”

    11/06/2013 11:07:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 11-6-2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    When was the last time you heard an archbishop discuss preaching this way: Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has urged Catholic priests to always prepare and think carefully about the content of their homilies, saying delivering “boring” sermons is unjust to God and the churchgoers. deliver better quality preaching. These included, he said, their failure to prepare for the liturgy. Drawing from his own experience, Villegas attributed his long and winding homilies to his failure to “know my people well.” “In other words, I was speaking about hunger when I did not feel the hunger myself. I was speaking about death,...
  • How the Scandal of Preaching Will Reach Our Postmodern World

    10/29/2013 9:03:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 10-28-13 | Michael J. Kruger
    So, how do we break into the lives of people who are immersed in this postmodern reality? How do we reach them for the gospel? Do we find ways to show them how the gospel is existentially satisfying? Do we offer therapeutic entertainment to draw them in? Nope. Instead, we do the unthinkable in our modern age. We preach.
  • Philip's Message...Acts 8 pt 2

    Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.(Acts 8:4-5)But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.(Acts 8:12)Phillip, as we have noted earlier was not one of the apostles, nor at this point was he a noted evangelist. Rather, he was a servant of Jesus Christ, in practical matters of the church, involved in the distribution of relief to widows. But when a very zealous Pharisee...
  • Preachers under fire: politics from the pulpit breaks the law, some say [Presbyterian Rebellion Day]

    07/04/2013 4:53:56 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 33 replies
    San Bernandino Sun ^ | 12/23/2012 | Josh Dulaney
    God created government. So preached Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in the days leading up to the presidential election. Hibbs has joined with nearly 1,600 pastors across the country and about 140 in California in the Pulpit Initiative, a legal effort aimed at protecting the free-speech rights of pastors in the pulpit. Hibbs' sermons in a series called "Politics and Faith" may have been enough to let the church know which candidate he supported. Or at least who he didn't. He preached about politics and Israel. And politics and defending the pre-born. Hibbs was emphatic during an...
  • One of the Dirtiest Little Secrets About Preaching

    09/01/2013 2:45:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-304-13 | R. Scott Clark
    One of the dirtiest little secrets about preaching is that many preachers are using what we used to call in radio “a service.” There are, or at least there used to be, businesses that sell jokes and one liners and gags and the like to “radio personalities.” We referred to these business as “a service” as in, “Wow, his show is terrible.” “Well, I’m not surprised, he uses a service.” If a “personality” needs a service he isn’t really much of a personality is he?
  • The 25 Most Influential Preachers of the Past 25 Years

    09/18/2012 7:34:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Sermon Central ^ | Michael Duduit, Preaching Magazine
    Preaching magazine editor Michael Duduit takes on the challenging task of naming the most important preachers from the recent past. When Preaching magazine was launched in 1985, a look at our list of contributing editors gave you a sense of who would be listed among the most influential preachers in America. That original group included Stuart Briscoe, Maxie Dunnam, Jim Henry, David Allan Hubbard, John Huffman, D.E. King, James Earl Massey, Calvin Miller, Lloyd John Ogilvie, Stephen F. Olford, Haddon Robinson, J. Alfred Smith, John Wesley White and William Willimon, along with several more.Thankfully, many of those preachers are still...