Art of the Sermon Podcast
“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.
Use the links below to connect with the show and send in your feedback. I would love to hear what you’re learning, what has made an impact for you, and if you have any guests you would love to hear on the podcast!
Clay Scroggins, lead pastor of Buckhead Church in Atlanta, joins us to share about the battle with distractions in life and preaching.
Advent is supposed to be a season for things like love, joy, hope, and peace. And yet, unrealistic expectations and extra events can leave ministry leaders feeling more stressed out than ever. If preaching or teaching a little shorter will help you better enter into Advent, then do it.
Preaching inevitably leads to feedback, and some of it is negative. Using a framework devised by graphic designer Michael Bierut, this episode explores how to respond to negative feedback.
Leadership writer Simon Sinek discovered that transformational leaders and organizations start with an understanding of why they do what they do. In this episode, Dan shares a sermon he preached adapting this content for our lives of faith and ministry.
Abby Norman is the pastor of New Hope United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Abby joins us to share about how her sermon process has changed as she replants a local church.
For many preachers, the joy of this work is in the delivery, and the anxiety of the work is in the planning and writing. Here are 7 tactics and approaches that can help relieve some of that anxiety.
There are 3 arcs to keep in mind when planning, writing, and delivering a sermon or sermon series: narrative, emotional, and rhythmic. They are all part of the congregation’s experience, and they can contribute toward or take away from the impact of a sermon.
Austin Channing Brown is an author, writer, and speaker who focuses on racial justice and racial reconciliation. Austin joins us today to talk about how to lead difficult conversations in our congregations and she shares about her new book “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.”
Announcements are a double-edged sword: both necessary and often a waste of time in worship. Here are 10 action steps for better church announcements with a special focus on including relevant announcements in your sermon.
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.