Art of the Sermon
About This Show
“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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 34: The Sermon as a Literal Conversation - An Interview with Rev. Brian Combs
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Guest: Rev. Brian Combs - Pastor at The Haywood Street Congregation (Asheville, NC)
General Topic: Including Two-Way Conversation in Sermons
Introduction to Brian Combs (0:44)
Keeping the focus of the church (4:03)
Conversational preaching (7:08)
Evolution of Brian’s process (11:39)
Brian’s sermon preparation (12:56)
Giving everyone a chance to speak (15:17)
Encountering tangents (19:00)
Reactions in different contexts (22:17)
Tips for trying this style (27:39)
Challenging preaching experience (29:25)
Impactful preacher (32:50)
Recommended books and resources (34:22)
How to follow Brian (36:20)
Reaching out to our guest
Haywood Street Congregation
Next Episode arrives March 2, 2017!
An Interview with Kenny Jahng, church communications expert
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Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.comThe Haywood Street Congregation - Asheville, NC