Art of the Sermon Episode 7: The Artist Preacher – An Interview with Rev. Sarah Heath, Part 1

Art of the Sermon Episode 7: The Artist Preacher – An Interview with Rev. Sarah Heath, Part 1
January 1, 2016 Dan Wunderlich

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Guest: Rev. Sarah Heath – Teaching/Preaching Site Pastor at Shepherd of the Hills UMC in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Topic: The Artist Preacher

Introduction to Sarah and her ministry (1:25)
Philosophy and approach to preaching (6:00)
The reemergence of storytelling (10:00)
Appreciating the ordinary (11:25)
Artistic Sarah and Pastor Sarah (14:46)
Commitment to being challenged (20:20)
Accountability and staying honest (21:46)
The inherent challenge of being artistic in ministry (23:58)
Influencing and being influenced (27:12)
Authenticity and identity (28:43)
Non-artists in the creative church (33:23)
The need for a diversity of identities (35:24)
How to follow Sarah (37:27)

Links to things mentioned in the episode

Storyline — Donald Miller
2016 UMC Lead Conference
“I Am a Pastor” — Sarah Heath
Brené Brown’s TED Talk
Defining Grace blog post on Brené Brown’s TED Talk
Steal Like an Artist — Austin Kleon

Reaching out to our guest
@RevSarahHeath (Twitter)
@RevSarahHeath (Instagram)

Next Episode arrives January 14, 2016!

More from the conversation with Sarah.

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