How Our Preparation Can Make Our Teaching Ineffective

In their helpful book Effective Bible Teaching, James C. Wilhoit and Leland Ryken remind us that ineffective teaching arises at one of two levels: (1) the planning and preparation level; (2) the presentation level. In this post I want to focus on the planning and preparation level. What happens in the planning stage that causes us … Continue reading How Our Preparation Can Make Our Teaching Ineffective

The Ministry of Reminding: Encouragement for Ordinary Bible Teachers

Serving as a teacher in a church with an abundance of graduate and post-graduate students can be tough.  Alright, it can be downright depressing.  With the bulk of one's audience comprised of carefully studied, well-thought, broadly-read theologians, one who dares consider himself a teacher among such an assembly can often succumb to nagging feelings of intimidation … Continue reading The Ministry of Reminding: Encouragement for Ordinary Bible Teachers