On Creativity & Preaching

Should sermons be creative? Is it wrong to crave & expect creative sermons? It all depends on how we define “creative”. This I know to be true: nowhere is the Gospel boring. Proclaiming Jesus crucified and alive is impossible to do without joy, intrigue, mystery, and amazement. But what of style? Should we expect creativeContinue reading “On Creativity & Preaching”

A Surprising Kingdom

“Surprise” comes from Old French that means “to seize”. To be surprised is to be trapped for a moment — suspended, seized by a change so profound, so in contrast with the colors of the normal, so unraveling, that you’re compelled to simply stay motionless. Emotion follows. It’s hard to surprise us anymore. Just a century ago,Continue reading “A Surprising Kingdom”