Are We Over-Comforting the Troubled?

Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon of the Methodist Church in Singapore used to tell the pastors that the object of preaching should be to “comfort the troubled and trouble the comfortable”. When we neglect comforting the troubled, we end up with a church full of hurting people who continually bleed from their wounds. They become…

Do You Need a Good Education to Win Souls?

“Look at the Methodists. Many of their ministers are unlearned, in the common sense of the term, many of them taken right from the shop or the farm, and yet they have gathered congregations, and pushed their way, and won souls everywhere. Wherever the Methodists have gone, their plain, pointed and simple, but warm and…