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November 20, 2019 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Answering the "so what?" question in preaching

I was in a conversation with someone recently who asked me what the hardest part of preaching is. There are many things that are challenging about it ...Keep Reading

Tags: Preaching, Marriage

March 19, 2019 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

My fear of public speaking

I have a fear of public speaking. But it’s not what you think. It has been well-established that public speaking is the number one fear of most Americans ...Keep Reading

Tags: Preaching, Fear

October 2, 2018 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Looking for someone willing to play the part of the preacher

A recent unique posting on (since deleted) was making the rounds in articles on Christian websites this past week. Apparently, a newer church in Colorado was looking for a pastor willing to memorize the sermons of certain megachurch pastors and preach them to their congregation every Sunday. The reasoning went like this: if worship teams learn and play Chris Tomlin or David Crowder songs for worship, adding in their own personal contributions, why not do the same with preaching? Why settle for listening to Joe Pastor when you can listen to Joe Pastor preaching a Steven Furtick or Andy Stanley sermon?...Keep Reading

Tags: Church, Preaching

March 14, 2017 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Somebody scratch my itching ears

In Paul’s second letter to his protégé Timothy, he warns him that the time will come when people will seek out teachers who “say what their itching ears want to hear.” I imagine there have always been teachers like this throughout the history of the church, but this warning is undoubtedly prophetic today. But rather than point the fingers at others, we would be prudent to consider where it is that we are most tempted as Americans to have our itching ears scratched....Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: Preaching, Discipleship

January 15, 2013 by Eric Stillman 0 comments


“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word.” (2 Timothy 4:1-2)...Keep Reading

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November 2, 2010 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Not many should presume to be teachers

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11)....Keep Reading

Tags: Preaching, Bible

April 13, 2010 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

What style of preaching is best?

For this week‘s post, I wanted to turn things around on you and ask your opinion on something: What do you think of topical sermons?...Keep Reading

Tags: NewLife, Preaching