How Do People Listen To Sermons?

Preachers prepare sermons in the hope that congregations will listen attentively. However, a few years ago it occurred to me that ministers seldom ask listeners, "What qualities in a sermon engage you and disengage you?" Preachers turn to a variety of helps to develop faithful sermons that communicate...

Justice: What Does God Require?

If we want to do what God requires, then in each instance we must ask, "Where does justice seem to lie here? What best expresses loving kindness? Where is the path of humility?" How do we seem best able to express who we are?