51: Preparing for and Preaching Advent – An Interview with Rev. Katie Z. Dawson – Art of the Sermon

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Guest: Rev. Katie Z. Dawson – Lead Pastor, Immanuel United Methodist Church (Des Moines, IA)
General Topic: Advent

Introduction to Katie (2:09)
Philosophy of preaching (3:54)
Current events and preaching (4:54)
Advent planning and preparation (7:03)
Planning chronologically (9:19)
Getting in the Advent spirit (11:07)
Katie’s ideal schedule (13:12)
Opportunities and challenges of preaching advent (16:33)
Keeping Advent fresh (18:05)
All Earth is Waiting – Katie’s new Advent book (19:30)
Advent is about the future too (23:46)
Most challenging communication experience (26:03)
Easter or Christmas Eve (27:29)
Impactful communicators (28:51)
Recommended books and resources (29:36)
How to follow Katie (31:17)

Links to things mentioned in the episode

Reaching out to our guest

SalvagedFaith.com (Katie’s blog)
@PastorKatie (Twitter)

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Next Episode arrives November 16, 2017!

An interview with Andrew Root – Author, Theologian, and Professor at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN)

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