Hiring Staff

Michael DuduitChurch, Leadership Leave a Comment

One of the most exciting times in the life of a church is when they are able to hire new staff. In his book Strategic Disciple Making, Aubrey Malphurs tells us there are three times when churches should recruit staff: …

The Power of Words

Michael DuduitChurch, Ministry, Misc, Preaching Leave a Comment

It happened in the 1840s in Uruguay. The Uruguayan Navy was desperate. They were fending off the navy of an aggressive force from Argentina. They ran out of conventional ammunition and thought their cause was lost. Someone came up with …

Happy 400th, KJV

Michael DuduitChurch Leave a Comment

Today I’ll be speaking in chapel at Anderson University on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. I’ll be talking about the legacy of English Bible translation, then draw some conclusions: 400 years later, we celebrate …

Questions before you preach

Michael DuduitChurch, Preaching 1 Comment

Speaking at the Radicalis conference, Andy Stanley offered these five questions he asks every week as he preaches. They would be good ones for any of us to ask as we prepare to preach. Who is this about, really? (As …

Defining Expository Preaching

Michael DuduitChurch, Preaching 1 Comment

There are many definitions of expository preaching which have been offered over the years, but perhaps the most popular one among evangelicals is the definition of Haddon Robinson, from his book Biblical Preaching: “Expository preaching is the communication of a …

What is expository preaching?

Michael DuduitChurch, Preaching Leave a Comment

Over more than 25 years of editing Preaching magazine, and even longer studying the history of Christian preaching, one of the things I have learned is that preaching never stands still. Effective preaching is constantly adapting to the cultural realities …

Dealing With Demands

Michael DuduitChurch, Leadership, Preaching Leave a Comment

(This week’s blog postings are adapted from the theme address, “Preaching Under Pressure,” presented at the EK Bailey International Conference on Expository Preaching in July.) Declining numbers are only one factor in the church’s struggle. The church is also struggling …

Preaching Under Pressure

Michael DuduitChurch, Leadership, Preaching Leave a Comment

(This week’s blog postings are adapted from the theme address, “Preaching Under Pressure,” presented at the EK Bailey International Conference on Expository Preaching in July.) In his book 5 Ministry Killers, Charles Stone tells the story of a pastor named Jonathan, …