Tag Analogy

Is Your Church A Cruise Liner Or A Racing Yacht?

Long before my suspicion of maritime analogies, I remember preaching on Ephesians 4 and using the crew of a boat to illustrate a common church problem. I argued that very...

Pastor, You Are A Shepherd Not A Rancher

Writing at Mere Orthodoxy, Jake Meador quoted these words from a friend, “I’m a shepherd…When my flock gets so big that I don’t know all their names, I’ve become a...

A Note on Analogies

After the publication of my previous post critiquing Andrew Heard’s lifeboat analogy for the church, it was suggested to me that I develop some of my thoughts on analogies, or illustrations,...

Some Misgivings about Andrew Heard's Lifeboat Analogy

In a recent conversation about the latest Generate Conference, a friend shared his reservations about an analogy Andrew Heard deployed in almost every session. If you are unfamiliar with it,...