The Personal Computer and Preaching

Before becoming president of the seminary, I helped organize an informal meeting for pastors of large metropolitan churches. Three days each year, we gathered to share experiences and ideas, in what became for ...

Alexander Whyte: Scottish Prophet

Alexander Whyte was the greatest preacher of his day in Scotland. Few preachers have done so much to heighten the ideals of the pulpit, and the instruction and inspiration to be derived from his life-story are ...

When Laughter Is Okay at a Funeral

At 107 years old, the small frail woman still enjoyed life. Her humor and insight had sharpened with age. When her pastor, Robert Oldham, visited during her final months, she cheered him and herself by recallin...

Minstrel or Messenger

In recent years I have, on several occasions, heard people discuss where they were when they heard about President Kennedy's assassination. One thing I haven't heard discussed is who they first heard the news f...

Jonathan Edwards: Powerful mind and message

It was a study in contrasts as the frail-looking preacher stood before the congregation. Weak, thin and suffering from failing eyesight, he held his manuscript close to his face and spoke calmly, seemingly with...

John A. Broadus: Professor and Preacher

One of America's greatest preachers spent most of his ministry not as a pastor but as a professor, then president, of a young Baptist seminary.John A. Broadus, born January 24, 1827 in Culpepper County, Virgini...