#013: Preaching Without Notes [PODCAST]

This is episode #13 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about preaching without notes. Here are twelve practical recommendations that will help you learn to preach without notes:  Decide if preaching without notes is for you. Preach with notes, […]

Why Do You Wear Black Suits ALL The Time?

Why do you wear black suits ALL the time? I get this question often. But it’s not true. I don’t wear black suits all the time. I have and wear different colors occasionally. Yet I wear the same thing so often that my wife and kids are shocked when I emerge from the closet with […]

Notes from the Launch of shiloh Church of Orange Park

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! – Psalm 115:1 Yesterday marked the official launch of the Shiloh Church of Orange Park. The Shiloh Church is now one church in two locations. The first Sunday of 2015 marked […]

My Top Posts of 2014

Thanks for reading my blog in 2014! Some of your are regular readers, who keep up with most posts. Others of you came looking for something specific and stuck around. Or maybe you just stumbled onto the site. Now matter how you arrived, I am glad you are here. This blog began as a creative […]

The Happy Dilemma of a Growing Preacher

I am preaching through the book of Ephesians. This past week, however, I chose to pause my study until the new year and preach something that directly pointed to Christmas. Seeing it was the staff’s last week in the office before the holidays, I decided to pull of file and preach an old sermon. I […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Crystal, Prayer, & Ministry Links

Merry Christmas!  A big shout-out to my wife, Crystal Crystal, who celebrated a special birthday this week! I love you! Happy birthday, Sunshine! Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, […]

#012: Developing a Sermon Calendar [PODCAST]

This is episode #12 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about the importance and practice of developing a sermon calendar for weekly preachers Here are 5 reasons why you should develop a sermon calendar… Getting on top of your schedule. […]

Cameron Triggs Interview

Cameron Triggs is the Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, where I serve. I met this bright young man a few years ago in Orlando. We were on a bus together, riding back to the hotel at a conference. I continue to warn him not to talk to stranger […]