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Selecting just the right sermon illustration

Each day about 300 million images are uploaded for public consumption. Choosing just the right image to use with Sunday’s sermon is an important task for any preacher. Just why that is — and what considerations ought to go into selecting and describing that image — was the subject of Wednesday’s Equipping Preachers webinar put on each month by the Synod of the Covenant.

The power of fearless dialogue

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Ellison, one of the keynoters for the 1001 New Worshiping Communities and Vital Congregations national gathering October, remembers how he felt in the midst of a media firestorm six years ago.