Why I Still Use Greek and Hebrew as a Pastor

Leadership and Ministry

My wife is starting to take New Testament Greek at McMaster Divinity College, the seminary where I studied. But why do people who study for Christian ministry even need to study the original languages, such […]

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Why I Can’t Tell You How Long Sermon Prep Takes

Sermon Prep

I sometimes get asked about how long it takes me to prepare for a sermon. The usual writing of it while sitting at the computer takes between an hour and an hour and a half. […]

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7 Steps in My Sermon Preparation

Leadership and Ministry

When I began my studies at seminary, I had no desires to be a preacher. However, over the years preaching has become one of my favourite aspects of being a pastor. Every pastor has a […]

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A Major Shift in My Sermon Preparation

Sermon Preparation

I have recently participated in two different training events on preaching. While both events were very different, there was one concept that came up in each of them. It had to do with sermon preparation. […]

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5 Things I Do For Sermon Preparation

Leadership and Ministry

When I met with one of the faculty as I began my studies at McMaster Divinity College twenty years ago, I made it clear that I wanted to be a pastor but I didn’t want […]

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