TJ Luoma

TJ Luoma joins us from the heart of Gallipolis, OH. He has advanced degrees in theology, but he seems to know just as much about technology. He tells us about how both of those interplay in how he shapes his sermons. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Books Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work | by Eugene PetersonThe Ancient … Read More

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Best Practices for Sermon Preparation Workshop

In late February, I led a workshop at the Ecclesia Network National Gathering called Sermon-Smithing: Best Practices for Sermon Preparation: The sermon fills a unique role in the life of a congregation, inviting a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary realities. It is a merging of arts and sciences intended to engage both hearts and minds toward change. This session … Read More

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Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez is the pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, TX. Alongside his well developed sermon preparation workflows, he tells us how “preaching is central, but its not enough”, shares why good preaching begins with pastoring, and explains how the improv jazz he learned in his undergrad music degree helps him as a preacher. Podcast: Play in new … Read More

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AJ Swoboda on Preaching Narcissism

AJ Swoboda unfurled his sermon preparation for all of us in a Sermonsmith interview last December. If you heard that interview, then it won’t be a surprise that he had more to say in a thoughtful article at Preaching Today: I’m growing as a preacher by learning that I shan’t begin with myself, my story, my experience. Preaching is holier … Read More

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Keas Keasler

Keas Keasler is a preacher by day and a DJ by night in the heart of Miami. Listen in as he describes how he starts all sermon preparation with Lectio Divina, how part of his process includes “juicing’ that bad boy”, and reminds us that church is like a pirate island. Resources and Links Mentioned: Keas’ marching orders (PDF) A … Read More

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