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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Preaching From I and II Peter

The issues and concerns of persons today are found in the pages of Scripture. No matter how distant we are from the experiences of New Testament Christians, those writings are still relevant to the issues which...