#042: Tips For Preaching In The New Year [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #42 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we’ll talk about tips for preaching developing your preaching in the new year. Here are seven ways to grow in your preaching in the new year… Practice the spiritual disciplines. Plan your […]

A Novel Idea for Preaching Christmas

What should I preach this Christmas? Pastors wrestle with this question every year. Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter celebrate the main events of the Christian faith. These holidays spotlight historical facts that establish the foundation of Christian truth. It is often claimed that the major religions of the world essential teach the same thing. That […]

Celebrating 8 Years as Pastor and People

This past weekend, we celebrated eight years as pastor and people at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, Florida. In the spring of 2008, I was invited to fill the pulpit one Sunday. I did not view that Sunday as any more than another date on my list of speaking engagements for the year. Three months […]

Be a Man and Preach!

It was Sunday night, June 11, 1989. I was asleep in the guest room of the late Dr. Roy Allen of the Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Detroit. My rest was pleasantly interrupted, however, when Pastor Allen knocked on the door to tell me my father was on the phone. I can’t begin to tell […]

Do You Get Nervous Before You Preach?

He waited for me to pause from reviewing my sermon manuscript before the service began. As soon as he saw an opening, he asked, “Do you still get nervous before you preach?” I answered him emphatically with one word: “Absolutely!” He was genuinely shocked by my answer. You would assume those who have preached for […]

In His Own Clothes | Gardner Calvin Taylor

The late Dr. Gardner C. Taylor (1918-2015) was the beloved pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn for 42 years. Along with Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders, Taylor organized the Progressive National Baptist Convention and was its first president. He was the author of many books. Gardner Taylor was even received the […]

E.V. Hill Tribute | Cutting It Straight 2016

Every year at the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference, we pause to pay tribute to a preacher whose ministry should be remembered. This year, we honored the late Dr. E.V. Hill Sr. E.V. Hill was the longtime pastor of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Pastor Hill touched a generation with his gospel preaching, […]

Cutting It Straight Day 2 Recap

  The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is still underway on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday Jason Allen, Romell Williams Jr. Albert Mohler Jr. and myself preached the word of God and we enjoyed wonderful breakout sessions throughout the day. I pray that you have been richly blessed and […]

Cutting It Straight Day 1 Recap

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference began Yesterday on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. We are grateful to have a line-up of great speakers and teachers who will teach, model, and promote expository preaching and teaching. Likewise, the staff and volunteers of Shiloh are ready and excited to serve the […]