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!
Derrick Scott III talks to us about his decision to serve in ministry as a non-ordained lay person. He also shares what he has learned about ministry to Millennials.
We reflect and build on our conversation with Rob Bell, focusing on the importance and benefits of having a solid structure. We also touch on Andy Stanley’s recent headlines.
Rob Bell joins us for a wide-ranging conversation that centers on his love for the sermon. He also tells us about his new book “How To Be Here,” releasing March 8, 2016.
We check in with Rev. Brian Johnson and his transition to senior pastor after 6 months. He shares how setting clear expectations and planning ahead has helped keep him and his church focused on vision.
Rev. Brian Johnson joins us for a conversation about his transition from associate pastor to senior pastor. He reflects on the new opportunities and responsibilities.
We continue our conversation with Rev. Sarah Heath, picking up where we left off in episode 7. This part of the conversation includes a focus on the relationship between identity, calling, and ordination.
Rev. Sarah Heath joins us for a conversation about the role of identity in preaching, and specifically her identity as an artist. Sarah is a pastor, writer, speaker, and artist.
We reflect and build on our conversation about the lectionary with Rev. Robb McCoy and Rev. Eric Fistler of the Pulpit Fiction Podcast. We also address Advent stress and wrapping up 2015.
Art of the Sermon Episode 5: To Lectionary or Not to Lectionary – An Interview with the Hosts of the Pulpit Fiction Podcast
Rev. Robb McCoy and Rev. Eric Fistler join us for a conversation about the strengths and weaknesses of preaching the lectionary. Robb and Eric are both pastors as well as the hosts of the Pulpit Fiction Podcast.
We reflect and build on our conversation with Rev Chad Brooks. In a deleted scene, Dan and Chad discuss the challenge and opportunities in connecting young adults to the church post-college.