John Wesley: Plain truth for plain people

What were the elements of John Wesley's power as a preacher? One can discover some of them in his printed sermons, of which he said: "I design plain truth for plain people. I labor to avoid all words which are ...

Singing the Bookshelf Blues

Any minister who has ever moved from one home or office to another knows the scourge of every ministerial move: packing and unpacking the books.My move from Louisville to Birmingham at the beginning of 1987 inc...

Preaching that makes a difference

A few years ago Henry Ward Beecher became a good friend of mine.Over a year-long period when I was researching Henry's preaching and writing a dissertation (Henry Ward Beecher and the Political Pulpit, availabl...