On Preaching: Expository and Topical

preacherIf you’re thinking “Wow, this guy hasn’t written an actual blog post in a while” you’re right. The weekly Happy Monday posts will turn 5 this summer but I spend a lot more time now on social media (lots of Facebook, little bit of Twitter) than I do blogging. I’m pastoring a church and maintaining the church website, hopefully some readers are following that as well. There is an RSS feed in the left-hand sidebar, most of the posts are Sunday sermons.

The title of this post is not “Expository vs. Topical Preaching.” I’m not doing a straight compare and contrast of the two forms, but kind of hoping you know at least a little something about them. What I want to do is explain why I prefer one to the other without avoiding the other completely. Continue reading

Happy Monday

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That’s what I call a super bowl. There are three reasons people come together for a Super Bowl party: 1) to watch the game, 2) for the food 3) and some just enjoy getting together with friends and everyone having a good time. With the Atlanta Falcons playing next week I will actually be interested in the game. But if that falls through there’s always the other stuff, plus the commercials so you know, something for everyone. Continue reading