Art of the Sermon Episode 2: The Discipline of Writing
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How this new show works (0:18)
Reflecting on the conversation with Rev. Magrey deVega (1:40)
The phrase “both here and not yet” in the season of Advent (2:59)
Giving Advent the time, space, and importance it deserves (4:49)
Deleted Scene: What Magrey learned from spending a week with Eugene Peterson (7:08)
The Discipline of Writing (12:41)
“If writing seems hard—it’s because it is hard” – William Zinsser (15:12)
Links to things mentioned in the episode
Awaiting the Already: An Advent Journey Through the Gospels – Magrey deVega
Defining Grace Blog Post: “Hard is Ok”
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I really appreciated Magrey’s distinction between being an author and a writer, as well as the impact that improving my writing skills can have on my preaching and vice versa. As an associate pastor who does not preach every week, I had not made the connection that keeping up on my blog, or maintaining a better discipline of writing could also help my preaching not get rusty.
I was there too, and I did not have an outlet–so I ended up preaching for sometimes up to 45 minutes! While writing and preaching have their own particulars, having a “release valve” of sorts can help keep things flowing.