Art of the Sermon Episode 6: Using and Abusing The Lectionary

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Strategies for staying at our best during Advent (0:33)
Taking advantage of January (7:13)
Christmas visitors versus Easter visitors (9:08)
Reflecting on the conversation with Rev. Robb McCoy and Rev. Eric Fistler (10:45)
The lectionary as a tool to use well or poorly (13:19)
The value of lectionary resources in preparation and expanding perspectives (16:21)
Deleted Scene: Struggling alongside our congregations (18:18)
Questions for reflection on your 2015 (23:29)
Merry Christmas and thank you! (24:53)

Links to things mentioned in the episode

Defining Grace Blog Post: Permission to Go Short During Advent
Preaching Collective Blog Post: Making Your January Sermon Series Your Best Ever!
Rainer on Leadership Podcast Episode 179: Six Considerations for Holiday Outreach
Google Trends: Anxiety
Pulpit Fiction Podcast
Feasting on the Word Commentaries
Sermon Brainwave Podcast
Pulpit Fiction Podcast Interview with Walter Brueggemann

Next Episode arrives January 1, 2016!

Interview with Rev. Sarah Heath, Teaching/Preaching Site Pastor at Shepherd of the Hills UMC in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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