Art of the Sermon Podcast
“Art of the Sermon” is a show for preachers, teachers, and communicators. My aim is to make a show for leaders in ministry–formally or informally, inside or outside the church–who have an interest in preaching/public speaking and church communication.
The primary format for this show is the interview. This allows us to engage with a wide-range of guests on many different aspects of preaching, teaching, and communication. While many of the guests are pastors and preachers, I also believe it is important to learn from those outside the profession of preaching who have something to teach us.
Use the links below to connect with the show and send in your feedback. I would love to hear what you’re learning, what has made an impact for you, and if you have any guests you would love to hear on the podcast!
Austin Channing Brown is an author, writer, and speaker who focuses on racial justice and racial reconciliation. Austin joins us today to talk about how to lead difficult conversations in our congregations and she shares about her new book “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.”
Announcements are a double-edged sword: both necessary and often a waste of time in worship. Here are 10 action steps for better church announcements with a special focus on including relevant announcements in your sermon.
In 2010, Brené Brown delivered a TEDxTalk that she describes as, “the combination of an accident and an experiment.” It has since been viewed by over 33 million people, landing it in the top 5 most viewed TED Talks. In this episode, we explore some of the factors of its success that are transferable to preachers and teachers.
Rev. Matt Miofsky is the founding and lead pastor of The Gathering in St. Louis. MO. In part 2 of this 2-part interview, Matt talks with us about assessing, understanding, and responding to success and failure in preaching.
Rev. Matt Miofsky is the founding and lead pastor of The Gathering in St. Louis. MO. In part 1 of this 2-part interview, Matt talks with us about the relationship between preaching and church growth.
David Van Biema is an author and the former Head Religion Writer for Time. David joins us to share about the rediscovery of a mysterious long-lost medieval prayer tool that can once again guide us today.
Rev. Justin Coleman is the lead pastor of University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, NC. Justin joins us to talk about how his upbringing and identity have shaped his preaching and leadership.
Robert Carnes is an author and the Managing Editor for the Orange Group in Atlanta, GA. Robert joins us today to talk about the elements and power of storytelling and his new devotional “The Original Storyteller.”
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.