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!
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.
Carey Nieuwhof is a podcaster, author, and Pastor of Connexus Church in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Carey joins us to talk about preaching as a tool for and act of leadership.
Rev. Dalton Rushing is the Senior Pastor of Decatur First United Methodist Church in Decatur, GA. Dalton joins us to talk about preaching through and out of spiritually dry seasons.
A.J. Thomas is Founder and Director of the Joyful Giving Group. A.J. joins us to offer perspectives and tips on talking about money and generosity.
Sophia Agtarap is the Director of Communications at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Sophia joins us today to talk about the power of public theology and the role clergy and lay can play.