48 episodes of Art of the Sermon since the first episode, which aired on October 26, 2015.
Episode 48: Money, Generosity, and Stewardship - An Interview with A.J. Thomas
September 21st, 2017
36 mins 58 secs
generosity, money, stewardship
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.
Episode 47: The Power of Public Theology - An Interview with Sophia Agtarap
September 7th, 2017
44 mins 50 secs
laity, public theology
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.
Episode 46: Sermon Writing and Repurposing - An Interview with Justin Trapp
August 17th, 2017
28 mins 6 secs
sermon writing, tools
Justin Trapp is the founder of Ministry Pass and the co-creator of Sermonary. Justin joins us today to talk about the tools we use to write sermons and how to repurpose sermon content.
Episode 45: Single Moms and the Church - An Interview with Alisha Gordon
August 3rd, 2017
42 mins 46 secs
Alisha Gordon is a writer, published author, and serves as the Executive for Spiritual Growth at United Methodist Women. Alisha joins us to talk about the relationship between single moms at the church.
Episode 44: Ministry in Rural Communities - An Interview with Rev. Allen Stanton
July 20th, 2017
32 mins 38 secs
Rev. Allen Stanton is the pastor of Merritt's Chapel United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, NC. Allen joins us to talk about the blessings and challenges of doing ministry in rural communities.
Episode 43: When Sermon Illustrations Aren't "Family Friendly" - An AOTS Minisode
July 6th, 2017
15 mins 46 secs
illustrations, pop culture
What do you do when you find the perfect sermon illustration in a piece of pop culture, but the wider work in which it is found isn't "family friendly"? This minisode offers some tips to guide your discernment.
Episode 42: Ministry in a Big City - An Interview with Rev. Olu Brown
June 15th, 2017
29 mins 32 secs
preaching, urban ministry
Rev. Olu Brown is the founding and lead pastor of Impact Church in Atlanta, GA. Olu joins us to talk about what it's like to preach and do ministry in a big city.
Episode 41: Preaching with Purpose - An Interview with Rev. Adam Hamilton
June 1st, 2017
36 mins 55 secs
Rev. Adam Hamilton is the founding and senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Adam joins us to share what he's learned over his career in preaching.
Episode 40: Young Adult Ministry - An Interview with Rev. Chris Abel
May 18th, 2017
43 mins 11 secs
millennials, young adults
Rev. Chris Abel is the Young Adult Pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Chris joins us today to share about where the church succeeds and fails with young adults.
Episode 39: That'll Preach! - An Interview with Rev. Charley Reeb
May 4th, 2017
34 mins 47 secs
preaching, sermon structure
Rev. Charley Reeb is the pastor of Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Charley joins us to share about his new book "That'll Preach: 5 Simple Steps to Your Best Sermon Ever."