Preach the Word – March/April 2009

Volume 12, Number 4

PowerPoint in the Pulpit

It boggles the mind to think how rapidly technology has advanced in the past couple of decades. These advances have impacted our lives, including our preaching. Powerpoint and other presentation software have found a home in many pulpits, including WELS pulpits.

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Preaching with PowerPoint: A User’s Perspective

As powerful a tool as it is, it is important to consider the nature of a sermon before using Powerpoint… .In our preaching we do not teach the gospel as much as we proclaim what God has done and what he says… . A sermon is not aims and inferences. It is propositional truth, not just facts. The question for each preacher then: As I use Powerpoint, can I continue to clearly draw the distinction for my hearers?

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Lent: A Month (and a Half) of Sundays

The entire season of Lent, including both Wednesdays and Sundays, is one that focuses on the conflict of the cross. And therefore, the penitential tone and somber note of Lent are appropriately expressed on Sunday as well as Wednesday.

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