For The Church, the blogging arm of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, picked up an article of mine on the relief expository preaching has been for me in my ministry. I’ve also had the privilege in the past couple of weeks to work with the great folks at Christ and Pop Culture on a piece about… More New Articles at CAPC and FTC!
Any of these sound familiar? “I’m gonna travel and see the world while I’m young.” “I need to make sure I do everything I want to do before I settle down and think about starting a family.” “I need to spend tons of time working while I’m young so I’ll have a chance to advance… More Don’t Waste Your [Young] Life
This morning, I write from the comfortable environs of the Maine coast. For the past ten years running, I’ve escaped the August heat to the hospitable cool breeze of South Bristol where my in-laws welcome our rowdy family for two weeks of slow-paced family time. I often tell people that it feels like we skid to… More Pastoral Exhaustion Is a Good Thing
I was on vacation on the coast of Maine having a very pleasant conversation with a friend of my in-laws after dinner. She asks me, “So, Chad, how is the ministry going? I always wonder, is it a lot of pressure to always have to come up with a message for the people every week?”… More Expository Preaching Is Therapeutic
The scene in the Garden of Gethsemane is iconic. The tension rises as the troupe of eleven disciples follow Jesus through the ominously black night, passing over the Kidron Brook and climbing the Mount of Olives to their familiar place for late night prayer. The narrative is thick any way you cut it. Literarily speaking, Gethsemane is the… More Asleep in the Garden
I’ve never seen Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Someone is probably on there way as I write to come revoke my ordination certificate, but nevertheless it’s true. The movie came out when I was in high school. I remember seeing the trailer for it and thinking of all the blood and gore that was… More Jesus Doesn’t Need Your Pity