Announcing the New Podcast “Art of the Sermon”
I am excited to announce that I have a new podcast called “Art of the Sermon”! The program’s tagline is “a show for preachers, teachers, and communicators.” The truth is whether you are a pastor, a small group leader, or don’t even have a volunteer or job title at all, we are all called by God to communicate our faith. 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.
At the beginning of each month, the program will feature an interview with a preacher, teacher, or communicator. While the first couple interviews are with pastors, the ultimate goal is to have a diversity of guests from whom we can learn. In the middle of the month, there will be an episode that reflects and builds on the conversation with the month’s guest as well as covers topics of interest.
During these mid-month episodes I especially want to include feedback from listeners. What did you think of the interview? What did you like? What did you learn? What gaps or missing perspectives might you be able to fill in? What tips or tricks do you have based on the topic? The best way to get your feedback in is through leaving a comment on the show notes posts or reaching out through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
To celebrate the launch of the show, I have released a month-and-a-half worth of shows on day 1!
- Episode 1 features an interview with Rev. Magrey deVega on the opportunities and challenges of preaching Advent.
- Episode 2 builds on the conversation with Magrey and includes a deleted scene in which he shares what he learned from spending a week with Eugene Peterson.
- Episode 3 features an interview with Rev. Chad Brooks on productivity challenges in the realm of preaching. Chad’s podcast, The Productive Pastor, kicked off season 4 last Friday!
- Upcoming guests include the guys behind the Pulpit Fiction podcast, Rev. Sarah Heath, and Rev. Brian Johnson.
In just a couple of weeks, Episode 4 will be here, and I want to include your thoughts on the first two interviews! So, check out the episodes above, and let me know what you think.
If you would like to help the show get off to a great start, the most important things you can do are subscribe to the show through iTunes or your favorite podcasting app, download all three available episodes, and then go to the podcast’s page in the iTunes store and on Stitcher and leave a review. This will help the show appear when people look for new podcasts. Obviously, sharing it with your friends would be great too!
Thank you for all of your support as I kick off this exciting new project!
New to Podcasts?
What is a podcast?
Podcasts are audio shows on the internet–like a radio program you can listen to whenever and wherever you want! While I hope you will check out the podcasts I produce, you can find a podcast about almost anything you can think of–from news to culture to sports to sermons to stories…
What’s the easiest way to start?
You can listen to specific episodes of “Art of the Sermon” by going to the show notes found in the archive on this page. Toward the bottom of each post is a media player loaded with that particular episode. This will work whether you are on a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
For example, if you want to listen to the debut episode of “Art of the Sermon” where I interview Rev. Magrey deVega, you can click on this link and find an audio player toward the bottom of the show notes page.
What if I want to download an episode and listen to it later?
You can download episodes of “Art of the Sermon” using iTunes on your computer or through a podcasting app on your tablet or mobile device. Examples of great free apps include Overcast (Apple devices), Stitcher (all devices), or the pre-loaded “Podcasts” app on your iPhone/iPad.
I use Overcast and listen to podcasts while I am driving, walking my dog, mowing the lawn, cooking, running at the gym, etc.
How do I make sure I get every new episode when they come out?
You can subscribe to an entire podcast, and that will ensure new episodes are downloaded to iTunes and/or your podcast app as soon as they come available. Every program or app is a little different, but search for the show, go to the main page where the general information and episodes are listed, and there should be a subscribe button somewhere.
How can I help others find this awesome show?
Obviously, the easiest and best way to help the show is to tell your friends about it. However, if you would like to help the show grow and reach people that you don’t even know, go to the show’s page in iTunes and Stitcher and leave a review.
I am more of a visual person… can you show me?
Below is a cute video on how to get into podcasting from the producers of “This American Life” and “Serial”–the two most popular podcasts of all time. While they specifically direct you on how to listen to their shows, the steps are the same for this one–just search for “Art of the Sermon” on iTunes or in your podcasting app!