“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.
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April 19th, 2018 | 15 mins 21 secs
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.
April 5th, 2018 | 26 mins 45 secs
leadership, preaching, sermons
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.
March 15th, 2018 | 24 mins 53 secs
leadership, preaching, sermons
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.
March 1st, 2018 | 40 mins 50 secs
prayer, preaching, psalms, sermons
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.
February 15th, 2018 | 44 mins 2 secs
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.
February 1st, 2018 | 38 mins 8 secs
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."
January 18th, 2018 | 12 mins 6 secs
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 ease into sermons on occasion. This episode explores when and how to do that effectively.
January 4th, 2018 | 35 mins 36 secs
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.
December 21st, 2017 | 36 mins 2 secs
We take a look back at some of the most interesting moments from the show's second year!
December 7th, 2017 | 50 mins 3 secs
christmas, music, songwriting
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.
November 16th, 2017 | 39 mins 44 secs
dogs, grace, writing
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."
November 2nd, 2017 | 32 mins 49 secs
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.
October 19th, 2017 | 48 mins 22 secs
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.
October 5th, 2017 | 37 mins 47 secs
dry seasons, prayer, preaching
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.
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.