Antiochian Church Adds Preaching Resource

Bravo! We salute the Missions and Evangelism department of the Antiochian Archdiocese for stepping forward to do something distinct, and progressive, to improve homiletics in Orthodox parishes! The Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese has, since its inception, been devoted primarily to the establishment of new mission parishes, and training for […]

On Homiletics

by Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov The first video lecture in a series of videos to come thanks to the Pastoral Resources Program. In this lecture, Fr. Valery speaks on homiletics, the impact it can have on the souls of parishioners, as well as how we can cultivate this spiritual practice in an effective and edifying way. […]

“The Lord Will Demand An Answer”

by Hieromartyr Daniel Sysoyev “I think that the Lord has now created such a situation that almost the whole world is open for Orthodox missions. Truly, such was not the case 20 years ago. And regarding globalization – this is an act of God in order that the Gospel makes it to the ends of […]

7 Pitfalls to Avoid in Preaching

by Michael J. Kruger Preaching is hard work. To those sitting in the pews, preaching can look relatively effortless—especially when it’s done well. But don’t be fooled. Preaching exhausts the body and soul in ways incommensurate with its duration. I could work in the yard all day in 90-degree heat and (somehow) feel less exhausted […]

The Hottest Thing at Church Today

by Tim Challies According to a new study by Gallup, the hottest thing at church today is not the worship and not the pastor. It’s not the smoke and lights and it’s not the hip and relevant youth programs. It’s not even the organic, fair trade coffee at the cafe. The hottest thing at church […]

Developing a Theology of Failure

by Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt Have you tried and failed? Repeatedly? I have, in many areas of my life. If you want to succeed at preaching, embrace a theology of failure. You must be willing to fail more often than other have even tried. Failure separates the quitters from the servants. The biggest problem […]

How to Teach Your Children to Read and Understand the King James Version of the Bible

by Fr. John Whiteford Why? Before getting into the question of how you get teach your children to read and understand the King James Version, we should probably first discuss why you should want to do so. If you are an English speaker, even if you are an atheist you should want your child to […]

The Great Preacher

By Fr. Ephraim Once an older priest went up to a remote village in order to comfort and support the weary. The village was perched on a cliff, a living painting, and there was a small church in the middle next to the fairytale-like stone houses. Behind the sanctuary of the church was the cemetery […]