Is “Feel-Good Preaching” Wrong?

I would dare say that the vast majority of people in churches are critical of preaching, and their preferences are as numerous as the stars in the sky. Some want loud preaching while others want soft preaching. Some want long preaching while others prefer brief sermons. The stronger criticism I hear in conservative circles isContinue reading “Is “Feel-Good Preaching” Wrong?”

The Pros and Cons of Vulnerability

Vulnerability has become a buzz word of the day. I remember hearing the word in a very negative context as I was growing up. I heard about vulnerability in the context of “Senior adults are vulnerable to telephone scams.” Fast forward twenty years, and now vulnerability is something that is praised. Is vulnerability always aContinue reading “The Pros and Cons of Vulnerability”

Understanding and Addressing the Devil’s Tactics

The devil’s work has been alive and well for a long time. We don’t have to look far to see it. But I want you to think about this. How does he attack you? The devil’s tactics are pretty lame. His playbook has not changed much at all through the years. The circumstances are different,Continue reading “Understanding and Addressing the Devil’s Tactics”

Bon Jovi Couldn’t Be More Accurate

I don’t doubt that many of you read this post title and thought, “Matthew has lost his mind!” My response – “You have stated the obvious😂.” Seriously. I would not label Bon Jovi a theologian, but his lyrics, “Oh, we’re halfway there. Oh, living on a prayer,” is right. The year is halfway over, andContinue reading “Bon Jovi Couldn’t Be More Accurate”