Tag: teaching

Make it corny to make it stick

I remember early on in teaching a key aspect of the art: When you make something corny it sticks longer. Corny is what it is. But, it’s not all bad. Think of it this way. If you want someone to remember something, to have…

25 years ago I imagined…

…Doing what I’m doing today. 25 years ago I knew I needed Jesus. That is the essential element to Christianity. Jesus did what we could not do, and He gave us what we did not deserve. That’s grace. That’s mercy. When I accepted Jesus…

Steve Jobs style of preaching…

Yeah, I’m a mac fanboy. This presentation about Steve Job’s speaking style has a lot of carryover to a teaching or preaching setting. I especially like the tips on how to use Keynote. (That’s a program similar Powerpoint).

Why Kids Ministry: Part 2 (And most vital)

The wonder of children What’s that, Daddy? ~ Jadon How often have you heard someone wish to be a kid again? Kids are the gateway to being a kid again. They are live novels in process. We get to be an editor, a writer,…

Why Kids Ministry: Part 1

The Value of Children A Child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. They are going to sit where you are sitting and when you are gone, attend to those things which you think are important. You may…

We need more stained glass windows…

  “We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future, your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ Then you can tell them…” ~ Joshua 4:6-7a NLT Where is the art? Stained glass windows were used to communicate…

Why Not Wednesday: Touching History…Creating Irony

There are few times when you realize that you’re not just seeing or reading about history, but you’re touching and hearing it in a way that is profound. I’ve had a few of those moments, but this one was unique. Not long ago I…