Preaching classes, textbooks, and workshops recommend that we start our sermons with something compelling—a story, joke, fact, or question. But some of the best communicators in the church break this rule all the time. This episode explores when and how to do that effectively.
Brent Gambrell is President of Brent Gambrell Ministries in Nashville, TN, and the author of the new book “Living for Another.” Brent joins us today to talk about why self-help preaching is the opposite of what we should be doing.
We take a look back at some of the most interesting moments from the show’s second year!
53: Songwriting and the Art of Christmas – An Interview with Ryan O’Neal (Sleeping At Last) – Art of the Sermon
Ryan O’Neal is the singer/songwriter behind Sleeping At Last. Ryan joins us to talk about his songwriting process and Christmas through the eyes of an artist.
Andrew Root is the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Andrew joins us today to talk about the writing process and heart behind his new book “The Grace of Dogs.”
Rev. Katie Z. Dawson is the Lead Pastor of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines, IA. Katie joins us to talk about preparing for Advent and perspectives on the season we may overlook.