Leslie Weatherhead: Surgeon of the Soul

He was born in London on October 14, 1893. When he first began to preach, at the age of 17, he was so nervous that he twisted off the cord around the cushion on the pulpit desk. His text was: "Come unto me, all...

What’s Wrong with Jesus’ Preaching?

Why don't we preach like Jesus? Why do so many preaching books fail to refer to our Master Model as the master preaching model?How could we forget Jesus the Preacher? Didn't the people abandon cities and villag...

Unchaining the Word

On a recent visit to the American Bible Society headquarters in New York City, I saw a significant item from church history on display there. It was a copy of the famous "Chained Bible."In 1539, the Great Bible...

Horace Bushnell: Delight in preaching

One writer said of Horace Bushnell: "The preaching of most men is fashioned by the theology of the day; Bushnell's preaching helped fashion the theology of his day."1Born in 1802 on a farm near Litchfield, Conn...

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 ...