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 […]

On The Failures of “General” Christology

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon In orthodox formulations of Christology, there exists an ongoing and apparently irreducible quandary: How should we speak of the obviously “special” quality of Christ’s humanity without compromising the principle that he was “made like unto his brethren” (Hebrews 2:17)? Or, to put the question from the opposite direction, how should […]

The Fundraising Ends, The Future Begins

Dear friends of Preachers Institute, Thank you those of you who donated so generously to our matching grant fundraiser. We reached 73% of  our goal. Thankfully, our anonymous friend is happy to match those gifts. Additionally, the feedback I received from you was exceptional! After more than five years of working together, your candor and […]

Youth Ministry – The 50 Year Failed Experiment

by Regis Nicoll A definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Teaching, making disciples – it matters. Will we learn from mistakes? “A 50-year failed experiment.” That’s how Scott T. Brown, a once-prominent figure in the youth ministry movement, describes youth ministry. Is Brown being too negative? […]