Preaching is a special calling that often takes discipline, training, and practice in addition to the aid of the Holy Spirit. It's hard work and encompasses so much more than what is seen and heard on Sunday morning. And preaching is nothing new; preaching, according to Dr. Jim Hamilton, "is as old as Moses."
After reading Saving Eutychus by Gary Millar and Phil Campbell, Jared Jenkins and I amplified our regular conversation on the topic of preaching. As our conversations grew more numerous we decided to start a series on the topic for Salty Believer Unscripted. We quickly realized a better way to examine preaching would be to view if from a variety of perspectives so we talked with a guy after he preached his first sermon. Then we talked to pastors who preach in the team ministry of a shared pulpit. We chatted with church planters. One guy we interviewed has a PhD in preaching. Another preacher develops curriculum and cut his preaching teeth in another language. We talked with an itinerant preacher. A seminary professor who also pastors a church was on the list as well as a preacher who has been preaching every week at the same church since the 70s. Through a conversation with a variety of diverse preachers we saw similarities and differences. And I believe we got a better picture of preaching through such a great list of preachers.
I deeply appreciate all the guys who contributed their thoughts and time to this conversation. I learned a great deal as I suspect will be the case for others who listen. These contributing preachers include: Andy Conroy, Kevin Lund, Robert Marshall, Dr. Travis Freeman, Trevin Wax, Kyle Costello, Rob Lee, Danny Braga, Douglas Wilson, and Dr. Jim Hamiltion. It is a great privilege serving our Lord alongside them.
You can listen to the conversation by following the links below:
-- On Preaching: Who's Qualified? audio
-- On Preaching: Defining the Sermon audio
-- On Preaching: The Bucket and the Thimble audio
-- On Preaching: Stand and Deliver audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Andy Conroy audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Kevin Lund audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Robert Marshall audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Dr. Travis Freeman audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Trevin Wax audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Kyle Costello audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Rob Lee audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Danny Braga audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Douglas Wilson audio
-- On Preaching: A Discussion with Dr. Jim Hamilton audio
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