The missing ingredient in many sermons
“Like cooking, preaching can become bland. It can fail to have that freshness worthy of the gospel table. There are many reasons why. One could identify a lack of preparation, lack of understanding, poor delivery, and shallowness. We would not disagree that under-cooking the homiletical meal is a problem. But there is something else that can make preaching bland: the deadly reality of not being personally wowed by the subject.”

Femininity: June Cleaver, Clair Huxtable, or the Valiant Woman
Trillia Newbell shares a little of her personal journey to a biblical view of womanhood.

Depression: Helpful things to say and do
Nine “Do’s.”

Ways to capture and hold attention
Sam Crabtree: “Capturing and holding attention is simultaneously an art and a science. To the degree that attention-grabbing is a science, is learnable, is transferrable—here are 24 suggestions that come to mind.”

Being a pastor and speaking out in today’s culture
Michael Milton offers four guidelines. And Sam Logan offers four more for Christians who want to speak about President Obama or any other politician for that matter.

The Bachelor Pastor: Premarital reflections on singleness, ministry, and purity
This is a great blog post: “I have waited 44 years to write this. It is my last sermon as a single man. This coming Saturday I will marry the love of my life, Miss Jennifer Terrell.”