The Greatest Obstacle

Is he right? by John Paul II, Pope of Rome “The greatest obstacle to evangelization in America is superficial preaching.” Quoted by Fr. William Casey here Share the post “The Greatest Obstacle” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

Preaching To Millennials

by Fr. John A. Peck Millennials: America’s largest generation. The largest mission field in American history. Plugged in, turned off, and almost dropped out of what used to be regular society, millennials are nonetheless more than interested in faith, religion, spirituality and how they affect and impact the world (that is, themselves) in day to […]

Preaching and Worshipping in the Information Society

by Sergei Chapnin  Presentation at the ‘Christianity – Orthodoxy and the media in modern world’ conference. 12–14 May 2014, Thessaloniki The conference that has gathered us here is without doubt a historical event. In May 2014, representatives of various local Orthodox Churches have met for the first time to share their experience and discuss the […]

Do This Today, Be A Better Preacher Tomorrow

Just like that? A bold claim but one that I stick by. If you follow the instructions of this post today, you will be a better preacher in one day. Do it a few times a week, and your skill in writing and delivering sermons will effortlessly improve. Do it daily, and your sermons skill […]

To Become A Better Preacher, Become A Better Reader

Sure, Wesley wasn’t a member of the Orthodox Church, but he was a master preacher and organizer, who taught a multitude of others to preach with excellence and passion, and organize with precision. This is just good advice. John Wesley writing to John Trembath (August 17, 1760), a young minister who was a poor preacher, […]

Breaking Into The Future

MATCHING GRANT DONATIONS ACTIVE NOW! As we passed our 5th year of online work in Orthodox homiletics, I was about to close up shop. I’d spent countless hours, phone calls, emails and resources writing, editing, reviewing and publishing a multitude of articles, essays, helps, and sermons – all for free – in an easy to use (and […]

2014: The Year of Preaching for Discipleship

by Fr. John A. Peck At Preachers Institute, we are pushing our focus to make the most of your time and efforts in building up the Body of Christ. Just as we do in our 30(40) Days of Blogging exercise, we are setting a theme for this year’s preaching. Discipleship is our theme and the […]

One-Sided Preaching Misrepresents God

I saw this short, but excellent piece on Sermon Central, and just had to repost it.  As I  have said before, a priest comforts the afflicted; a prophet afflicts the comforted. As a preacher, you must be both priest and prophet.  by Sherman Cox Warren Stewart, in Interpreting God’s Word in Black Preaching, writes: He […]