This article considers why some preachers improve over time, and others don't. The difference lies in the matters of calling, teachability, passion, and the risk of being a fool for Christ.
The Bible uses stories (narrative) to reveal who God is, what God desires, how God acts, and how God wants humans to respond to him. Too often preachers ignore the narrative structure of the Bible. This article wants to encourage preaching that honours the narrative structure, content, and purpose of narrative texts.
This article looks into the question of preaching a sermon which is not yours; with modern technology, laziness in preparing sermons is becoming a serious temptation. Though preachers may want to use sermons of other individuals in their preparation, they should do it in such a way that their sermon remains theirs.