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“Here I post thoughts on faith including excerpts from my latest books, resources for churches, posts on current events, and reflections on questions I’m frequently asked about theology, ethics and the Bible. Thanks for dropping by.”

– Adam Hamilton

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Take the Challenge to Read Through John This Lenten Season

So many people “give up” things for Lent: sweets, sodas, favorite TV shows. How about “taking on” something new this year? ...

The Lenten Challenge Begins Soon; Are You Ready to Read Through John?

I hope you’re planning to join me in reading through the Gospel of John during the Lenten season this year. We’ll get started on Ash...

The Lenten Challenge: Read and Study the Gospel of John

Last week I issued the Lenten Challenge. I hope you’ll join me this year for a 40-day read-through of the Gospel of John. Lent begins in a few...

Take the Lenten Challenge: Read and Study John This Lent

It’s the first full week of 2016—a fresh start to a new year. ...

Best Practices for Effective Public Speakers

Eat, sleep, pray, and listen. This tip is probably the most obvious—but sometimes the most neglected—for speakers. ...

Effective Public Speaking Involves More Than Words

When it comes to speaking well, eye contact is critical. I’ve known people, often authors, whose speeches had great content but their talks were...

Effective Public Speaking Using 3 Main Points

Speakers and preachers often denigrate the “three point” message. But there is a reason this idea took hold. Nearly everyone can remember...

Fear and the Syrian Refugees

If your Facebook newsfeed is at all like mine, it’s full of posts about the Syrian refugee crisis. I thought I’d add to the conversation...

How to Give an Effective Speech

What’s the most important component to giving an effective speech? Asking the right questions. There are three very simple questions your talk,...