Don’t Be Stupid, Be Simple

Sometimes, in ministry, you think, “I wish someone had told me about this when I was studying to be a pastor!”

Sometimes, you remember that someone did. You just didn’t listen very well.

That’s happened to me a number of times in my nearly 4 years as a pastor, but recently it’s happened with the topic of simplicity.

Back when I was at Bible College, one of my lecturers used the phrase “find the simplicity on the other side of complexity,” in regards to preaching. It sounded good at the time. The trouble is, it’s taken a while to really sink in. And not just when it comes to preaching, either. Continue reading