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Follow the Metaphor –Preaching Tip for 23 June 2019

Follow the metaphor: Metaphors are like rabbits. You need to chase them down holes and into crevices and into the past wormholes in order to find their origins and their history. Once you understand them in their contexts, you can transport them into current context....

Teach Metaphor!

Teach metaphor. Although our world speaks in metaphor and story and soundtrack, we can’t always assume that our people know what a metaphor is or how to identify it in scripture. So it’s important to teach metaphor in Bible study and in preaching. Help...

EPIC –Preaching Tip for 9 June 2019

Make your sermons appeal not only to the mind but to the heart. Using sensory props, music, visuals, and other tangibles will help people embody worship, especially on Pentecost Sunday. Be creative and EPIC (experiential, participatory, image-rich, and connective).To...

Theme or Metaphor? –Preaching Tip for 2 June 2019

What is the difference between a theme and a metaphor? A theme might be something like “wearing a cloak of shame.” But the metaphor is the cloak. A metaphor is a noun and a tangible thing that is used to “point” to something else beyond it that...