Category Archives: preaching

Divine Detours

It’s a strange feeling to preach to an empty room, but that’s the experience many pastors are having these days. In recent days, I have recorded a few sermons in virtually empty rooms.  I also wrote a blog post giving … Continue reading

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The Preacher and Laziness

The following is a chapter from my book, The Heart of the Preacher. “Must be nice to have a job where you only have to work one day a week.” Like many pastors, I’ve grimaced whenever I’ve heard someone make … Continue reading

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The Church in Action (Acts 2)

Each week, I hope to post my written reflections on one chapter in the book of Acts.  Last week: Acts 1.  This week:  Acts 2.  My prayer is that your mind and heart will be challenged and encouraged by these … Continue reading

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Praise and Prayer Update (January 24, 2020)

As I write this morning, my heart brims with praise for the many evidences of God’s grace to Heritage in recent days. Yesterday, our college students led the Local Outreach Chapel.  They reported on five outreach initiatives they’ve been actively … Continue reading

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Praise and Prayer Update (November 1, 2019)

Linda and I have been on the road quite a bit in recent days.  We’ve been to Minneapolis to present at an academic conference (Society for Professors of Christian Education) and to Montreal for a meeting of Christian Higher Education … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Preacher: Book Launch

Today is a joyful day for us.  It’s the official book launch day for the book that I (Rick) wrote entitled The Heart of the Preacher.   (The best price right now is from Christian Book Distributors, but you can also … Continue reading

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Praise and Prayer Update September 27, 2019

I’m writing with a heart full of gratitude to God for an amazing week at Heritage.  God has graciously answered the requests I gave you last Friday.   Here’s an update on how the Lord answered our prayers. Graduate Certificate of … Continue reading

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