What makes a sermon memorable?

What makes a sermon memorable?

While I have been enriched by diverse preachers and different types of preaching, some sermons stand out; they are memorable. Why is that? What makes them so?

Hobby Lobby, pluralism and faith-based institutions
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Hobby Lobby, pluralism and faith-based institutions

Hobby Lobby was an interesting case, but it left us with more questions than answers and more challenges to face.

Aligned with my own

Aligned with my own

I’d like to believe that tribalism doesn’t have to be the primary force that raises our voices to the world, but rather discernment and love.

25 years of technology and the arts
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25 years of technology and the arts

I have always appreciated a Redeemer education – how it can bring computers and the arts together in a liberal arts education. But I am also grateful for how it brought technology and the arts together in another way – in the life of a particular engineer and a fine arts major 25 years ago.

What is this, a joke?

What is this, a joke?

WWJLA – What Would Jesus Laugh At

Reconciliation

Reconciliation

It makes good sense to partner these days. It really does.

Waiting for Hope

Waiting for Hope

Christian Courier is delighted to announce the winners of the Fifth Annual Children’s Short Story Contest. The finalists were judged by Angela Reitsma Bick, editor, Cathy Smith, features editor, and Bert Witvoet, contributing editor.

‘They also serve who only stand and wait’
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‘They also serve who only stand and wait’

I find the actions of the Israelite girl and these servants instructive. Socially they are the next thing to slaves. Morally and spiritually they are people of integrity, and God uses them all out of proportion to their human-presumed importance to enact the outcome he desires.

Getting un-busy

Getting un-busy

Sometimes people ask me why we live in Winnipeg. The winters can be brutally harsh; spring is usually grey and muddy; summer can be filled with bugs, especially mosquitos, and autumn – our most beautiful season – is far too short.

‘Houseless heads and unfed sides’

‘Houseless heads and unfed sides’

As theatregoers were still finding their seats, a number of raggedy individuals in haphazard clothes milled about on stage. They engaged in mimed conversation. Some interactions were friendly and some were menacing. The audience settled down quickly, intrigued and puzzled.

The joys of higher education
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The joys of higher education

It is an activity that demands teamwork, encouragement and strength, whether you’re 30 feet in the air or on the ground.

The power of weakness

The power of weakness

Given the turmoil the world is currently in maybe it’s time for Christians to practice intentional, active weakness – modeled on Christ’s example.