You need a new car when . . .

– You pull over to let a fire truck go by, and it stops behind you.

– You have to go to a repair center every thousand miles to get the duct tape replaced.

– You accidentally drive into a junkyard, drive out, and get accused of stealing.

– The Blue Book lists your car under “Health Risk.”

– The only thing holding your bumper on is the “Dukakis/Bentsen ’88” sticker.

– You return to your car and find someone broke in and left a hundred dollars and a new stereo.

– The valet puts on a crash helmet and full-body armor before parking your car.

– The guys at the repair shop refer you to Dr. Kevorkian. (from Cybersalt Digest)

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About The Author

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Michael Duduit is the founding publisher and editor of Preaching magazine. He is also the founding Dean of the new College of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Ministry at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. Michael is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry (Baker Books), Preaching With Power (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). From 1996 until 2000 he served as editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual series. His email newsletter, PreachingNow, is read each week by more than 40,000 pastors and church leaders in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching, which has been held in 1997 at Westminster Chapel in London, 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and 2007at Cambridge. He has been a pastor and associate pastor, has served a number of churches as interim pastor, and speaks regularly for churches, colleges and conferences.

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