Sermonsmith https://sermonsmith.com Conversations about the craft of sermon preparation Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:57:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.1 SermonSmith is a series of interviews with thoughtful preachers about the craft of sermon preparation. Guests include Brian Zahnd, Steve Carter, John Mark Comer, Bryan Loritts, AJ Sherrill, Mark Sayers, David Guzik, Tara Beth Leach and more. John Chandler John Chandler john+sermonsmith@byjohnchandler.com john+sermonsmith@byjohnchandler.com (John Chandler) Conversations about the craft of sermon preparation 55477915 97 – Tim Chaddick https://sermonsmith.com/97-tim-chaddick/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:00:18 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=3440 <p>A native to California, Tim’s first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, CA before moving to the UK in 2016. These churches are a part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/97-tim-chaddick/" title="Read97 – Tim Chaddick">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/97-tim-chaddick/">97 – Tim Chaddick</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> A native to California, Tim’s first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, CA before moving to the UK in 2016. These churches are a part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ.

Tim’s first two books, Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning and The Truth about Lies, were projects which came from lessons learned while living and pastoring in Los Angeles. Pastor Tim and his wife Lindsey care deeply about the ministry of the local church in major urban centres and seek to devote themselves to helping churches begin and flourish in their mission to share and reflect the gospel.

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A native to California, Tim’s first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, CA before moving to the UK in 2016. These churches are a part of the Reality family... A native to California, Tim’s first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, CA before moving to the UK in 2016. These churches are a part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of... Read more » John Chandler 1:07:45 3440
96 – JR Forasteros https://sermonsmith.com/96-jr-forasteros/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:05:53 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=3408 <p>JR Forasteros is an author, pastor and podcaster in Dallas, TX. He serves as Catalyst Church’s teaching pastor and wants to be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl when he grows up. His wife Amanda skates as Mother Terrorista for Assassination City Roller Derby. His book, /Empathy for the Devil/, is available from InterVarsity Press, and you can find his writing at<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/96-jr-forasteros/" title="Read96 – JR Forasteros">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/96-jr-forasteros/">96 – JR Forasteros</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> JR Forasteros is an author, pastor and podcaster in Dallas, TX. He serves as Catalyst Church’s teaching pastor and wants to be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl when he grows up. His wife Amanda skates as Mother Terrorista for Assassination City Roller Derby. His book, /Empathy for the Devil/, is available from InterVarsity Press, and you can find his writing at Think Christian and Relevant magazine. He co-hosts the StoryMen (authors you should be reading), In All Things Charity (Wesleyan Feminist Theology) and Don’t Split Up! (horror film review) podcasts. His weekly faith & pop culture newsletter is available at stuffyoullprobablylike.com.

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JR Forasteros is an author, pastor and podcaster in Dallas, TX. He serves as Catalyst Church’s teaching pastor and wants to be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl when he grows up. His wife Amanda skates as Mother Terrorista for Assassination City Roller Derb... JR Forasteros is an author, pastor and podcaster in Dallas, TX. He serves as Catalyst Church’s teaching pastor and wants to be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl when he grows up. His wife Amanda skates as Mother Terrorista for Assassination City Roller Derby. His book, /Empathy for the Devil/, is available from InterVarsity Press, and you can find his writing at... Read more » John Chandler 1:11:15 3408
95 – Stephanie Williams O’Brien https://sermonsmith.com/95-stephanie-williams-obrien/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 01:33:45 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=3371 <p>Stephanie is one of the founding lead pastors of Mill City Church in urban Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also the Preaching and Ministry Communication professor at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stephanie has opportunities to coach leaders around the country through speaking, coaching and her weekly podcast  Lead Stories with her friend Jo Saxton. She is passionate about communities<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/95-stephanie-williams-obrien/" title="Read95 – Stephanie Williams O’Brien">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/95-stephanie-williams-obrien/">95 – Stephanie Williams O’Brien</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Stephanie is one of the founding lead pastors of Mill City Church in urban Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also the Preaching and Ministry Communication professor at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stephanie has opportunities to coach leaders around the country through speaking, coaching and her weekly podcast  Lead Stories with her friend Jo Saxton. She is passionate about communities and individuals participating in the mission of God to the world. She is married to her husband, JD who is a filmmaker and they live in Northeast Minneapolis with their energetic dog, Chaco.  Stephanie loves getting the chance to watch God move and tell the story at her blog: www.pastorsteph.com.

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Stephanie is one of the founding lead pastors of Mill City Church in urban Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also the Preaching and Ministry Communication professor at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stephanie is one of the founding lead pastors of Mill City Church in urban Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also the Preaching and Ministry Communication professor at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stephanie has opportunities to coach leaders around the country through speaking, coaching and her weekly podcast  Lead Stories with her friend Jo Saxton. She is passionate about communities... Read more » John Chandler 51:49 3371
94 – AJ Swoboda Returns https://sermonsmith.com/94-aj-swoboda-returns/ Tue, 22 May 2018 11:15:36 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=3341 <p>Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the director of Blessed Earth Northwest, an organization focused on creation<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/94-aj-swoboda-returns/" title="Read94 – AJ Swoboda Returns">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/94-aj-swoboda-returns/">94 – AJ Swoboda Returns</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the director of Blessed Earth Northwest, an organization focused on creation care issues and Sabbath in the Pacific Northwest. A.J. also serves as the executive director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance—a consortium of Christian higher-ed schools that provide Christian training in creation care and are implementing sustainable practices. Previous to this, A.J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His doctoral research at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. A.J. is also the curator of greenjesus.com, a site on creation care. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. A.J. is the author of Subversive Sabbath (Brazos Press), The Dusty Ones (Baker), and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology (Baker Academic).

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5 Ways to Recover After Your Sermon (Preaching Today)

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Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and teaches theology, biblical studies, Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the director of Blessed Earth Northwest, an organization focused on creation... Read more » John Chandler 46:36 3341
93 – John Mark Comer https://sermonsmith.com/93-john-mark-comer/ Tue, 08 May 2018 01:10:16 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=3309 <p>John Mark Comer lives, works, and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday. He is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church. Prior to planting Bridgetown, John Mark was the lead pastor of a suburban megachurch. Before that, he played in a band. John Mark<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/93-john-mark-comer/" title="Read93 – John Mark Comer">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/93-john-mark-comer/">93 – John Mark Comer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> John Mark Comer lives, works, and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday. He is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church. Prior to planting Bridgetown, John Mark was the lead pastor of a suburban megachurch. Before that, he played in a band. John Mark has a master’s degree in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary and is the author of Garden City, Loveology and newly released God Has a Name.

For more of John Mark’s teachings on the Scriptures, Jesus, and life, go to bridgetown.church and sign up for the podcast or visit johnmarkcomer.com.

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Commonplace book

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John Mark Comer lives, works, and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday. He is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church. Prior to planting Bridgetown, John Mark Comer lives, works, and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday. He is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church. Prior to planting Bridgetown, John Mark was the lead pastor of a suburban megachurch. Before that, he played in a band. John Mark... Read more » John Chandler 57:12 3309
92 – Jim Shemaria https://sermonsmith.com/92-jim-shemaria/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:24:45 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=3137 <p>Jim Shemaria is the pastor of Celebration Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). He grew up in Seattle, moved to Michigan for school in 2003 and began working at Celebration in 2008. Jim loves the intimacy and community of small church ministry and divides most of his time between preaching and congregational care. He has also<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/92-jim-shemaria/" title="Read92 – Jim Shemaria">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/92-jim-shemaria/">92 – Jim Shemaria</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Jim Shemaria is the pastor of Celebration Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). He grew up in Seattle, moved to Michigan for school in 2003 and began working at Celebration in 2008. Jim loves the intimacy and community of small church ministry and divides most of his time between preaching and congregational care. He has also cohosted the (soon to be revived!) Pastoral Calling Podcast which focuses on the joys and struggles of pastoring small to midsize churches. Jim lives in Grandville with with wife Natalie, his 18-month old daughter Ila, and his retired racing greyhound Stamford. He enjoys a good cup of coffee and is an avidly long-suffering fan of the Seattle Mariners.

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Sermonsmith AJ Sherrill interview
Sermonsmith Thomas McKenzie interview
Sermonsmith Winn Collier interview

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Jim Shemaria is the pastor of Celebration Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). He grew up in Seattle, moved to Michigan for school in 2003 and began working at Celebration in 2008. Jim Shemaria is the pastor of Celebration Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). He grew up in Seattle, moved to Michigan for school in 2003 and began working at Celebration in 2008. Jim loves the intimacy and community of small church ministry and divides most of his time between preaching and congregational care. He has also... Read more » John Chandler 57:16 3137
91 – Donnell Wyche https://sermonsmith.com/91-donnell-wyche/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:10:19 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=3005 <p>The Reverend Donnell Wyche currently serves as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor where he has served for 18 years. The Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor is a growing multi-ethnic, multi-generational church in the progressive left-leaning city of Ann Arbor, MI. Passionate about the intersections of race, faith, politics, and technology, Pastor Donnell<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/91-donnell-wyche/" title="Read91 – Donnell Wyche">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/91-donnell-wyche/">91 – Donnell Wyche</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> The Reverend Donnell Wyche currently serves as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor where he has served for 18 years. The Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor is a growing multi-ethnic, multi-generational church in the progressive left-leaning city of Ann Arbor, MI. Passionate about the intersections of race, faith, politics, and technology, Pastor Donnell has served as a national task force leader for youth ministry and multi-ethnicity within VineyardUSA. He has led seminars and trainings on becoming culturally competent, transitioning your church to a multi-ethnic church, and has served as a part-time instructor in web technologies at Washtenaw Community College. Pastor Donnell is the president of the board of the InterFaith Council for Peace and Justice and has pursued issues of affordable, fair, and accessible housing as a board member of the Religious Action of Affordable Housing (RAAH). As a trained computer engineer, Pastor Donnell created, in partnership with the late Phyllis Tickle, the online home of The Divine Hours available at annarborvineyard.org. His latest technology project is Community Center for Churches, a software tool to help pastors better care for and shepherd their congregants, available at getcommunitycenter.com. Pastor Donnell is married to Maria, an early childhood advocate and speech-language pathologist, and together, they are raising three multi-ethnic, spiritually engaged, peace loving, politically aware, woke activists!

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Poets, Prophets and Preachers, by Rob Bell
Fresh Air podcast
On Being Podcast
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The Reverend Donnell Wyche currently serves as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor where he has served for 18 years. The Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor is a growing multi-ethnic, The Reverend Donnell Wyche currently serves as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor where he has served for 18 years. The Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor is a growing multi-ethnic, multi-generational church in the progressive left-leaning city of Ann Arbor, MI. Passionate about the intersections of race, faith, politics, and technology, Pastor Donnell... Read more » John Chandler 1:05:36 3005
90 – Rich Villodas https://sermonsmith.com/90-rich-villodas/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:01:32 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2997 <p>Rich Villodas is the Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship Church. On October 6th, 2013, Rich succeeded Pete Scazzero as Lead Pastor. Rich was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn. He graduated from Nyack College and then went on to obtain a Masters of Divinity degree at Alliance Theological Seminary. When Rich is not reading,<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/90-rich-villodas/" title="Read90 – Rich Villodas">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/90-rich-villodas/">90 – Rich Villodas</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Rich Villodas is the Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship Church. On October 6th, 2013, Rich succeeded Pete Scazzero as Lead Pastor. Rich was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn. He graduated from Nyack College and then went on to obtain a Masters of Divinity degree at Alliance Theological Seminary. When Rich is not reading, he is cheering on his beloved Mets, Knicks, NY Rangers and Jets teams. Rich is married to Rosie and they have a little girl and boy, named Karis and Nathan.

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Rich Villodas is the Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship Church. On October 6th, 2013, Rich succeeded Pete Scazzero as Lead Pastor. Rich was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn. He graduated from Nyack College and then went on to ob... Rich Villodas is the Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship Church. On October 6th, 2013, Rich succeeded Pete Scazzero as Lead Pastor. Rich was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn. He graduated from Nyack College and then went on to obtain a Masters of Divinity degree at Alliance Theological Seminary. When Rich is not reading,... Read more » John Chandler 52:44 2997
89: Chris Davis & Nick Parsons https://sermonsmith.com/89-chris-davis-nick-parsons/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:52:25 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2984 <p>Nick Parsons serves as the lead pastor of Redemption Church in central San Francisco. Nick was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Ozark Christian College where he received a BA in Biblical Literature and more importantly, met his wife Rachel. Nick and Rachel have been involved in starting new churches in major cities around the world. The Parsons<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/89-chris-davis-nick-parsons/" title="Read89: Chris Davis & Nick Parsons">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/89-chris-davis-nick-parsons/">89: Chris Davis & Nick Parsons</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Nick Parsons serves as the lead pastor of Redemption Church in central San Francisco. Nick was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Ozark Christian College where he received a BA in Biblical Literature and more importantly, met his wife Rachel. Nick and Rachel have been involved in starting new churches in major cities around the world. The Parsons have lived in major cities in Thailand, Japan, and across the US while working with new churches. Before moving to San Francisco they lived in Missouri while Nick earned an MA in Organizational Leadership from Lincoln Christian University. Along the way they have had five children — all in different countries and states. In addition to pastoring Redemption, Nick works as the recruitment director for the Orchard Group, a Manhattan-based organization that helps start new churches in cities around the world.

Chris Davis serves as the teaching pastor of Redemption Church. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, Chris moved to Memphis, TN, where he served numerous churches and ministries. He is a graduate of Mid-America Seminary, from which he holds a Master of Divinity.

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HB Charles, Jr

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Nick Parsons serves as the lead pastor of Redemption Church in central San Francisco. Nick was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Ozark Christian College where he received a BA in Biblical Literature and more importantly, met his wife Rachel. Nick Parsons serves as the lead pastor of Redemption Church in central San Francisco. Nick was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Ozark Christian College where he received a BA in Biblical Literature and more importantly, met his wife Rachel. Nick and Rachel have been involved in starting new churches in major cities around the world. The Parsons... Read more » John Chandler 48:06 2984
88 – Ken Shigematsu https://sermonsmith.com/88-ken-shigematsu/ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:23:30 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2980 <p>Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Ken is the<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/88-ken-shigematsu/" title="Read88 – Ken Shigematsu">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/88-ken-shigematsu/">88 – Ken Shigematsu</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Ken is the author of the international bestseller ‘God in My Everything’. He is a contributor to PreachingToday, the online preaching journal for Christianity Today. Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey.

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Ken’s book: God in my Everything

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Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Ken is the... Read more » John Chandler 50:21 2980
87 – David Guzik https://sermonsmith.com/87-david-guzik/ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:59:37 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2975 <p>David is husband to Inga-Lill and the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara. He has been in Christian service for more than 30 years, including two church plants and more than seven years as a missionary in Germany, as director and teacher for an international Bible College. Many people all over the world find his online and print commentary<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/87-david-guzik/" title="Read87 – David Guzik">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/87-david-guzik/">87 – David Guzik</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> David is husband to Inga-Lill and the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara. He has been in Christian service for more than 30 years, including two church plants and more than seven years as a missionary in Germany, David is husband to Inga-Lill and the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara. He has been in Christian service for more than 30 years, including two church plants and more than seven years as a missionary in Germany, as director and teacher for an international Bible College. Many people all over the world find his online and print commentary... Read more » John Chandler 49:42 2975 86 – Jorge Acevedo https://sermonsmith.com/86-jorge-acevedo/ Wed, 31 May 2017 17:43:49 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2962 <p>Jorge Acevedo loves Jesus Christ and his Church. Touched by the grace of God at seventeen, he was never the same. Rescued from a life of addictions, his greatest delight is connecting people to Jesus and the Church. Born in Puerto Rico, Jorge at the age of four months, moved with his family to the United States where he was<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/86-jorge-acevedo/" title="Read86 – Jorge Acevedo">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/86-jorge-acevedo/">86 – Jorge Acevedo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Jorge Acevedo loves Jesus Christ and his Church. Touched by the grace of God at seventeen, he was never the same. Rescued from a life of addictions, his greatest delight is connecting people to Jesus and the Church. Born in Puerto Rico, Jorge Acevedo loves Jesus Christ and his Church. Touched by the grace of God at seventeen, he was never the same. Rescued from a life of addictions, his greatest delight is connecting people to Jesus and the Church. Born in Puerto Rico, Jorge at the age of four months, moved with his family to the United States where he was... Read more » John Chandler 57:30 2962 85 – Josh Crain https://sermonsmith.com/85-josh-crain/ Wed, 03 May 2017 13:43:09 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2959 <p>Josh Crain is the senior pastor of The Meeting House, a multisite church in Pennsylvania. Josh and his wife, Emily, have been married since 2003 and have two young children: Jack (4 years old) and William (1 year old). They also have a small dog named Ella who’s family status has decreased significantly since the birth of their sons. At<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/85-josh-crain/" title="Read85 – Josh Crain">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/85-josh-crain/">85 – Josh Crain</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Josh Crain is the senior pastor of The Meeting House, a multisite church in Pennsylvania. Josh and his wife, Emily, have been married since 2003 and have two young children: Jack (4 years old) and William (1 year old). Josh Crain is the senior pastor of The Meeting House, a multisite church in Pennsylvania. Josh and his wife, Emily, have been married since 2003 and have two young children: Jack (4 years old) and William (1 year old). They also have a small dog named Ella who’s family status has decreased significantly since the birth of their sons. At... Read more » John Chandler 58:50 2959 84 – Luke Powery https://sermonsmith.com/84-luke-powery/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:25:59 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2946 <p>The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the Dean of Duke University Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School. Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. in music with a concentration in vocal performance from Stanford University, his<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/84-luke-powery/" title="Read84 – Luke Powery">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/84-luke-powery/">84 – Luke Powery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the Dean of Duke University Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School. Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton T... The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the Dean of Duke University Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School. Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. in music with a concentration in vocal performance from Stanford University, his... Read more » John Chandler 58:22 2946 83 – Jeff Keady and Jonny Craig https://sermonsmith.com/83-jeff-keady-jonny-craig/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:09:02 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2941 <p>Jeff Keady and Jonny Craig are pastors at Dover Church in Orange City, Iowa. They met in a seminary class in June of 2010 and have been friends since. Jeff has been in ministry for more than 27 years in churches ranging from 25 to 700. Jonny joined Jeff in ministry in 2012. Jeff grew up in New York, and<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/83-jeff-keady-jonny-craig/" title="Read83 – Jeff Keady and Jonny Craig">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/83-jeff-keady-jonny-craig/">83 – Jeff Keady and Jonny Craig</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Jeff Keady and Jonny Craig are pastors at Dover Church in Orange City, Iowa. They met in a seminary class in June of 2010 and have been friends since. Jeff has been in ministry for more than 27 years in churches ranging from 25 to 700. Jeff Keady and Jonny Craig are pastors at Dover Church in Orange City, Iowa. They met in a seminary class in June of 2010 and have been friends since. Jeff has been in ministry for more than 27 years in churches ranging from 25 to 700. Jonny joined Jeff in ministry in 2012. Jeff grew up in New York, and... Read more » John Chandler 1:00:23 2941 82 – Kevin Sweeney https://sermonsmith.com/82-kevin-sweeney/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:15:06 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2936 <p>Kevin Sweeney is pastor of Imagine—an urban church in Honolulu that is truly welcoming of all people, sees imagination as the key to the future, chooses authenticity over performance, substance over hype, and quality over quantity. He is also a co-creator of The [un]Commons. a creative community in Kaka’ako. After receiving Masters Degrees in Theology and Intercultural Studies, Kevin is<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/82-kevin-sweeney/" title="Read82 – Kevin Sweeney">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/82-kevin-sweeney/">82 – Kevin Sweeney</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Kevin Sweeney is pastor of Imagine—an urban church in Honolulu that is truly welcoming of all people, sees imagination as the key to the future, chooses authenticity over performance, substance over hype, and quality over quantity. Kevin Sweeney is pastor of Imagine—an urban church in Honolulu that is truly welcoming of all people, sees imagination as the key to the future, chooses authenticity over performance, substance over hype, and quality over quantity. He is also a co-creator of The [un]Commons. a creative community in Kaka’ako. After receiving Masters Degrees in Theology and Intercultural Studies, Kevin is... Read more » John Chandler 1:11:16 2936 81 – Pastor Bryan Loritts https://sermonsmith.com/81-pastor-bryan-loritts/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:38:15 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2930 <p>Pastor Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons- Quentin, Myles and Jaden. He serves the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, as the Lead Pastor. An award winning author of five books (God on Paper; A Cross Shaped Gospel; Letters to a Birmingham Jail; Right Color/Wrong Culture and Saving the<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/81-pastor-bryan-loritts/" title="Read81 – Pastor Bryan Loritts">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/81-pastor-bryan-loritts/">81 – Pastor Bryan Loritts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Pastor Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons- Quentin, Myles and Jaden. He serves the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, as the Lead Pastor. Pastor Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons- Quentin, Myles and Jaden. He serves the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, as the Lead Pastor. An award winning author of five books (God on Paper; A Cross Shaped Gospel; Letters to a Birmingham Jail; Right Color/Wrong Culture and Saving the... Read more » John Chandler 29:07 2930 80 – Tara Beth Leach revisited https://sermonsmith.com/80-tara-beth-leach-revisited/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:23:30 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2860 <p>Tara Beth Leach is the Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.). She is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, The Table<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/80-tara-beth-leach-revisited/" title="Read80 – Tara Beth Leach revisited">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/80-tara-beth-leach-revisited/">80 – Tara Beth Leach revisited</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Tara Beth Leach is the Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Tara Beth Leach is the Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.). She is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, The Table... Read more » John Chandler 55:15 2860 79 – Kurt Willems https://sermonsmith.com/79-kurt-willems/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:51:00 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2850 <p>Kurt Willems (M.Div., Fresno Pacific) is the founding pastor of Pangea. He is also a graduate student at the University of Washington focusing on early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions, and Classical Languages. Kurt writes for various print and online publications including his site The Pangea Blog and is also on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. His latest project is The Paulcast: A<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/79-kurt-willems/" title="Read79 – Kurt Willems">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/79-kurt-willems/">79 – Kurt Willems</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Kurt Willems (M.Div., Fresno Pacific) is the founding pastor of Pangea. He is also a graduate student at the University of Washington focusing on early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions, and Classical Languages. Kurt Willems (M.Div., Fresno Pacific) is the founding pastor of Pangea. He is also a graduate student at the University of Washington focusing on early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions, and Classical Languages. Kurt writes for various print and online publications including his site The Pangea Blog and is also on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. His latest project is The Paulcast: A... Read more » John Chandler 57:53 2850 78: Jason Lantz https://sermonsmith.com/78-jason-lantz/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:00:01 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2848 <p>Jason Lantz is passionate about helping leaders launch new initiatives that make disciples of Jesus. He and his wife Suzi have been practitioners of discipleship systems within a large church at RiverTree Christian Church, through planting LoveCanton using missional communities in 2008, and now Jason is back at RiverTree as Vision Leader, leading 7 campuses all focused on discipling movements<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/78-jason-lantz/" title="Read78: Jason Lantz">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/78-jason-lantz/">78: Jason Lantz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Jason Lantz is passionate about helping leaders launch new initiatives that make disciples of Jesus. He and his wife Suzi have been practitioners of discipleship systems within a large church at RiverTree Christian Church, Jason Lantz is passionate about helping leaders launch new initiatives that make disciples of Jesus. He and his wife Suzi have been practitioners of discipleship systems within a large church at RiverTree Christian Church, through planting LoveCanton using missional communities in 2008, and now Jason is back at RiverTree as Vision Leader, leading 7 campuses all focused on discipling movements... Read more » John Chandler 52:36 2848 77: Jeff Isaacs https://sermonsmith.com/77-jeff-isaacs/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:59:59 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2843 <p>Jeff Isaacs returned to the church of his youth in January, 2008 to serve as the Preacher at Riverlawn Christian Church in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to that he was in youth ministry for 13 years across town. He has been married to Jennifer for 21 years and together they have four boys: Caleb, Joshua, Elijah and Ezekiel (adopted from Taiwan<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/77-jeff-isaacs/" title="Read77: Jeff Isaacs">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/77-jeff-isaacs/">77: Jeff Isaacs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Jeff Isaacs returned to the church of his youth in January, 2008 to serve as the Preacher at Riverlawn Christian Church in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to that he was in youth ministry for 13 years across town. He has been married to Jennifer for 21 years an... Jeff Isaacs returned to the church of his youth in January, 2008 to serve as the Preacher at Riverlawn Christian Church in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to that he was in youth ministry for 13 years across town. He has been married to Jennifer for 21 years and together they have four boys: Caleb, Joshua, Elijah and Ezekiel (adopted from Taiwan... Read more » John Chandler 52:23 2843 76: Mark Sayers https://sermonsmith.com/76-mark-sayers/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:08:28 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2840 <p>Mark Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He provides visionary leadership and teaching for Red Church and is gifted in prophetically speaking into the intersection of faith and culture. Mark is married to Trudi, and they have a daughter, Grace, and twin boys Billy and Hudson. Mark has written a number of books that speak<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/76-mark-sayers/" title="Read76: Mark Sayers">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/76-mark-sayers/">76: Mark Sayers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Mark Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He provides visionary leadership and teaching for Red Church and is gifted in prophetically speaking into the intersection of faith and culture. Mark is married to Trudi, Mark Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He provides visionary leadership and teaching for Red Church and is gifted in prophetically speaking into the intersection of faith and culture. Mark is married to Trudi, and they have a daughter, Grace, and twin boys Billy and Hudson. Mark has written a number of books that speak... Read more » John Chandler 53:26 2840 75: Scott Daniels https://sermonsmith.com/75-scott-daniels/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:41:53 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2831 <p>T. Scott Daniels is senior pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene. Scott has also pastored in Pasadena, California and Richardson, Texas and until recently served as the dean of School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at churches, camp meetings, and college campuses. He received his BA from Northwest Nazarene<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/75-scott-daniels/" title="Read75: Scott Daniels">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/75-scott-daniels/">75: Scott Daniels</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> T. Scott Daniels is senior pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene. Scott has also pastored in Pasadena, California and Richardson, Texas and until recently served as the dean of School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. T. Scott Daniels is senior pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene. Scott has also pastored in Pasadena, California and Richardson, Texas and until recently served as the dean of School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at churches, camp meetings, and college campuses. He received his BA from Northwest Nazarene... Read more » John Chandler 56:51 2831 74: C.H. Spurgeon via J.R. Briggs https://sermonsmith.com/74-c-h-spurgeon-via-j-r-briggs/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:51:43 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2826 <p>J.R. Briggs becomes our first repeat guest in a different kind of sermon prep conversation. J.R. shares how he is learning and being challenged by Spurgeon’s words on sermon prep in his book: Lectures to my Students. J.R. Briggs is the founding pastor and cultural cultivator of The Renew Community, a Jesus community for the hungry and the hurting on<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/74-c-h-spurgeon-via-j-r-briggs/" title="Read74: C.H. Spurgeon via J.R. Briggs">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/74-c-h-spurgeon-via-j-r-briggs/">74: C.H. Spurgeon via J.R. Briggs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> J.R. Briggs becomes our first repeat guest in a different kind of sermon prep conversation. J.R. shares how he is learning and being challenged by Spurgeon’s words on sermon prep in his book: Lectures to my Students. J.R. J.R. Briggs becomes our first repeat guest in a different kind of sermon prep conversation. J.R. shares how he is learning and being challenged by Spurgeon’s words on sermon prep in his book: Lectures to my Students. J.R. Briggs is the founding pastor and cultural cultivator of The Renew Community, a Jesus community for the hungry and the hurting on... Read more » John Chandler 52:26 2826 73: Jeremy Ashworth https://sermonsmith.com/73-jeremy-ashworth/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:34:27 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2823 <p>Jeremy Ashworth is a pastor, a spiritual and organizational leader who lives to help people grow in the way of Jesus. He has experience in pastoral ministry and church revitalization in the Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest United States. He is the coauthor of “Outrageous and Courageous,” a book about relational evangelism. He likes all the normal stuff: good food, great<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/73-jeremy-ashworth/" title="Read73: Jeremy Ashworth">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/73-jeremy-ashworth/">73: Jeremy Ashworth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Jeremy Ashworth is a pastor, a spiritual and organizational leader who lives to help people grow in the way of Jesus. He has experience in pastoral ministry and church revitalization in the Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest United States. Jeremy Ashworth is a pastor, a spiritual and organizational leader who lives to help people grow in the way of Jesus. He has experience in pastoral ministry and church revitalization in the Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest United States. He is the coauthor of “Outrageous and Courageous,” a book about relational evangelism. He likes all the normal stuff: good food, great... Read more » John Chandler 1:00:29 2823 72: Tim Conder https://sermonsmith.com/72-tim-conder/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 21:04:39 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2809 <p>Tim Conder is the founding pastor of Emmaus Way in Durham, NC. He is also a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina. He is an active community organizer with Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, & Neighborhoods) which is part of the Industrial Areas Foundation. He is also deeply active in the NAACP’s “Forward Together Moral Movement”<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/72-tim-conder/" title="Read72: Tim Conder">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/72-tim-conder/">72: Tim Conder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Tim Conder is the founding pastor of Emmaus Way in Durham, NC. He is also a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina. He is an active community organizer with Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, Tim Conder is the founding pastor of Emmaus Way in Durham, NC. He is also a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina. He is an active community organizer with Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, & Neighborhoods) which is part of the Industrial Areas Foundation. He is also deeply active in the NAACP’s “Forward Together Moral Movement”... Read more » John Chandler 1:06:25 2809 71: Kevin Doi https://sermonsmith.com/71-kevin-doi/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:53:43 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2807 <p>Kevin Doi is a church planter and founding pastor of Epic Church in Fullerton, California. He is also co-founder of JOYA Scholars, a non-profit organization inspiring and preparing students from the Garnet Neighborhood in Fullerton toward higher education. In 2012, Kevin was recipient of the Ambassador of Peace Award, a congressional honor for his work with JOYA Scholars. He has<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/71-kevin-doi/" title="Read71: Kevin Doi">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/71-kevin-doi/">71: Kevin Doi</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Kevin Doi is a church planter and founding pastor of Epic Church in Fullerton, California. He is also co-founder of JOYA Scholars, a non-profit organization inspiring and preparing students from the Garnet Neighborhood in Fullerton toward higher educat... Kevin Doi is a church planter and founding pastor of Epic Church in Fullerton, California. He is also co-founder of JOYA Scholars, a non-profit organization inspiring and preparing students from the Garnet Neighborhood in Fullerton toward higher education. In 2012, Kevin was recipient of the Ambassador of Peace Award, a congressional honor for his work with JOYA Scholars. He has... Read more » John Chandler 54:22 2807 70: Laura Truax https://sermonsmith.com/70-laura-truax/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:20:31 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2791 <p>Rev. Laura Sumner Truax is the senior pastor at LaSalle Street Church, a non-denominational church in downtown Chicago with a long tradition of uniting individual faith in Christ with God’s call for justice and compassion lived out in the world. Laura is the author of Undone:When coming apart puts you back together, published by InterVarsity Press August 2013. Rev. Truax<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/70-laura-truax/" title="Read70: Laura Truax">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/70-laura-truax/">70: Laura Truax</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Rev. Laura Sumner Truax is the senior pastor at LaSalle Street Church, a non-denominational church in downtown Chicago with a long tradition of uniting individual faith in Christ with God’s call for justice and compassion lived out in the world. Rev. Laura Sumner Truax is the senior pastor at LaSalle Street Church, a non-denominational church in downtown Chicago with a long tradition of uniting individual faith in Christ with God’s call for justice and compassion lived out in the world. Laura is the author of Undone:When coming apart puts you back together, published by InterVarsity Press August 2013. Rev. Truax... Read more » John Chandler 1:02:09 2791 69: Adam Avery https://sermonsmith.com/69-adam-avery/ Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:20:07 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2787 <p>Adam is a graduate of Portland Bible College and Trinity College of the Bible. In August of 2008, Adam and his family packed up their belongings, along with his 12 years of pastoral staff experience, and moved to Vermont to plant a church, Mosaic Burlington. In the summer of 2012, Mosaic merged with St. Andrews Christian Church and became Church<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/69-adam-avery/" title="Read69: Adam Avery">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/69-adam-avery/">69: Adam Avery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Adam is a graduate of Portland Bible College and Trinity College of the Bible. In August of 2008, Adam and his family packed up their belongings, along with his 12 years of pastoral staff experience, and moved to Vermont to plant a church, Adam is a graduate of Portland Bible College and Trinity College of the Bible. In August of 2008, Adam and his family packed up their belongings, along with his 12 years of pastoral staff experience, and moved to Vermont to plant a church, Mosaic Burlington. In the summer of 2012, Mosaic merged with St. Andrews Christian Church and became Church... Read more » John Chandler 45:52 2787 68: Isaac Anderson https://sermonsmith.com/68-isaac-anderson/ Wed, 04 May 2016 11:15:00 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2775 <p>Isaac Anderson is a teaching pastor at Jacob’s Well Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where he also oversees the church’s justice initiatives. Isaac holds an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State, and has been a writer-in-residence at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Western Theological Seminary, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. His writing has appeared in Economy of Love<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/68-isaac-anderson/" title="Read68: Isaac Anderson">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/68-isaac-anderson/">68: Isaac Anderson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Isaac Anderson is a teaching pastor at Jacob’s Well Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where he also oversees the church’s justice initiatives. Isaac holds an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State, and has been a writer-in-residence at Lenoir-Rhyne Uni... Isaac Anderson is a teaching pastor at Jacob’s Well Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where he also oversees the church’s justice initiatives. Isaac holds an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State, and has been a writer-in-residence at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Western Theological Seminary, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. His writing has appeared in Economy of Love... Read more » John Chandler 57:49 2775 67: RD McClenagan https://sermonsmith.com/67-rd-mcclenagan/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:08:54 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2764 <p>RD McClenagan is the Pastor for Training and a Teaching Pastor at Door Creek Church (a multi-site church) in Madison, WI. RD is a graduate of Furman University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is married to Emily and they have twin 2 year old daughters, Maisie and Camille. RD is particularly passionate about communicating the Bible to non-Christians, the skeptical,<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/67-rd-mcclenagan/" title="Read67: RD McClenagan">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/67-rd-mcclenagan/">67: RD McClenagan</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> RD McClenagan is the Pastor for Training and a Teaching Pastor at Door Creek Church (a multi-site church) in Madison, WI. RD is a graduate of Furman University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is married to Emily and they have twin 2 year old daught... RD McClenagan is the Pastor for Training and a Teaching Pastor at Door Creek Church (a multi-site church) in Madison, WI. RD is a graduate of Furman University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is married to Emily and they have twin 2 year old daughters, Maisie and Camille. RD is particularly passionate about communicating the Bible to non-Christians, the skeptical,... Read more » John Chandler 57:19 2764 66: Andy Sikora https://sermonsmith.com/66-andy-sikora/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:38:47 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2754 <p>Andy is the lead pastor of Renew Communities – a missional church he helped plant in 2011. Andy, his wife Meri and their children Kenzie, Eva and Archer, have lived in the Cleveland area since 2005. With a deep rooted passion to see this city renewed and over a decade of ministry experience Andy focuses primarily on vision, discipleship, teaching<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/66-andy-sikora/" title="Read66: Andy Sikora">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/66-andy-sikora/">66: Andy Sikora</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Andy is the lead pastor of Renew Communities – a missional church he helped plant in 2011. Andy, his wife Meri and their children Kenzie, Eva and Archer, have lived in the Cleveland area since 2005. With a deep rooted passion to see this city renewed a... Andy is the lead pastor of Renew Communities – a missional church he helped plant in 2011. Andy, his wife Meri and their children Kenzie, Eva and Archer, have lived in the Cleveland area since 2005. With a deep rooted passion to see this city renewed and over a decade of ministry experience Andy focuses primarily on vision, discipleship, teaching... Read more » John Chandler 1:01:40 2754 65: Sean Palmer https://sermonsmith.com/65-sean-palmer/ Tue, 22 Mar 2016 21:31:46 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2744 <p>Sean Palmer is a speaker and writer serving generous-hearted Christians as we re-imagine the church as a beloved community of hospitality and reconciliation, so that all people experience God’s embrace. He is the Lead Minister at The Vine Church in Temple, TX. As Lead Minister, he oversee the teaching and preaching ministries, lead the ministerial staff and coordinate the vision<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/65-sean-palmer/" title="Read65: Sean Palmer">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/65-sean-palmer/">65: Sean Palmer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Sean Palmer is a speaker and writer serving generous-hearted Christians as we re-imagine the church as a beloved community of hospitality and reconciliation, so that all people experience God’s embrace. He is the Lead Minister at The Vine Church in Tem... Sean Palmer is a speaker and writer serving generous-hearted Christians as we re-imagine the church as a beloved community of hospitality and reconciliation, so that all people experience God’s embrace. He is the Lead Minister at The Vine Church in Temple, TX. As Lead Minister, he oversee the teaching and preaching ministries, lead the ministerial staff and coordinate the vision... Read more » John Chandler 53:32 2744 64: Darren Rouanzoin https://sermonsmith.com/64-darren-rouanzoin/ Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:52:38 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2735 <p>Darren is the Lead Pastor of the Garden Church, a church planted in 2009 in downtown Long Beach, California. Darren is passionate about awakening this generation to the reality of Jesus and the Kingdom. He has the privilege of leading a growing urban church along side his wife Alex and both enjoy spending as much time as possible with their<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/64-darren-rouanzoin/" title="Read64: Darren Rouanzoin">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/64-darren-rouanzoin/">64: Darren Rouanzoin</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Darren is the Lead Pastor of the Garden Church, a church planted in 2009 in downtown Long Beach, California. Darren is passionate about awakening this generation to the reality of Jesus and the Kingdom. He has the privilege of leading a growing urban c... Darren is the Lead Pastor of the Garden Church, a church planted in 2009 in downtown Long Beach, California. Darren is passionate about awakening this generation to the reality of Jesus and the Kingdom. He has the privilege of leading a growing urban church along side his wife Alex and both enjoy spending as much time as possible with their... Read more » John Chandler 49:14 2735 63: David Rice https://sermonsmith.com/63-david-rice/ Wed, 24 Feb 2016 20:49:46 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2724 <p>David has been the Lead Pastor of Markey Church since 2014. He is passionate about connecting the Christian faith with ordinary and everyday life. David is married to Wendy, the love of his life, for nearly twelve years. Together they make their home in Roscommon County along with their two young sons, exploring the backwoods and waterways that lush Northern<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/63-david-rice/" title="Read63: David Rice">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/63-david-rice/">63: David Rice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> David has been the Lead Pastor of Markey Church since 2014. He is passionate about connecting the Christian faith with ordinary and everyday life. David is married to Wendy, the love of his life, for nearly twelve years. David has been the Lead Pastor of Markey Church since 2014. He is passionate about connecting the Christian faith with ordinary and everyday life. David is married to Wendy, the love of his life, for nearly twelve years. Together they make their home in Roscommon County along with their two young sons, exploring the backwoods and waterways that lush Northern... Read more » John Chandler 54:50 2724 62: Felipe Assis https://sermonsmith.com/62-felipe-assis/ Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:05:55 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2696 <p>Felipe was born in Brazil but was raised between his native country and The United States. He has earned a Th.B from Seminário Presbiteriano do Norte and an M.Div from Reformed Theological Seminary. Felipe has previously founded and pastored two other churches in Recife — Brazil and in 2008 he moved to Miami at the invitation of Redeemer City to<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/62-felipe-assis/" title="Read62: Felipe Assis">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/62-felipe-assis/">62: Felipe Assis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Felipe was born in Brazil but was raised between his native country and The United States. He has earned a Th.B from Seminário Presbiteriano do Norte and an M.Div from Reformed Theological Seminary. Felipe has previously founded and pastored two other ... Felipe was born in Brazil but was raised between his native country and The United States. He has earned a Th.B from Seminário Presbiteriano do Norte and an M.Div from Reformed Theological Seminary. Felipe has previously founded and pastored two other churches in Recife — Brazil and in 2008 he moved to Miami at the invitation of Redeemer City to... Read more » John Chandler 40:14 2696 61: Matt Woodley https://sermonsmith.com/61-matt-woodley/ Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:10:04 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2711 <p>Matt Woodley is the Editor of PreachingToday.com and the Mission Pastor at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of The Gospel of Matthew: God With Us and Billy Graham: Leading with Love. But his biggest ministry passion is training, coaching, and equipping preachers. Links Mentioned: BibleGateway Support Sermonsmith: Become a Sermonsmith patron at Patreon<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/61-matt-woodley/" title="Read61: Matt Woodley">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/61-matt-woodley/">61: Matt Woodley</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Matt Woodley is the Editor of PreachingToday.com and the Mission Pastor at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of The Gospel of Matthew: God With Us and Billy Graham: Leading with Love. Matt Woodley is the Editor of PreachingToday.com and the Mission Pastor at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of The Gospel of Matthew: God With Us and Billy Graham: Leading with Love. But his biggest ministry passion is training, coaching, and equipping preachers. Links Mentioned: BibleGateway Support Sermonsmith: Become a Sermonsmith patron at Patreon... Read more » John Chandler 50:08 2711 60: Tim Suttle https://sermonsmith.com/60-tim-suttle/ Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:02:13 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2708 <p>Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of Redemption Church in Kansas City. He is the author of several books including Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture (2014 Zondervan), An Evangelical Social Gospel? (2011 Cascade Books), and Public Jesus (2012 The House). His blog is called Paperback Theology, which can be found at Patheos.com. Tim often writes for The Huffington<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/60-tim-suttle/" title="Read60: Tim Suttle">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/60-tim-suttle/">60: Tim Suttle</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of Redemption Church in Kansas City. He is the author of several books including Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture (2014 Zondervan), An Evangelical Social Gospel? (2011 Cascade Books), Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of Redemption Church in Kansas City. He is the author of several books including Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture (2014 Zondervan), An Evangelical Social Gospel? (2011 Cascade Books), and Public Jesus (2012 The House). His blog is called Paperback Theology, which can be found at Patheos.com. Tim often writes for The Huffington... Read more » John Chandler 1:02:45 2708 59: David Eiffert https://sermonsmith.com/59-david-eiffert/ Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:15:14 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2699 <p>David Eiffert is the youth and young adult pastor of Believers Center of Albuquerque, a church in Albuquerque, NM. He leads 3 weekly youth services, a weekly young adult service, and a weekly inmate bible study. He currently lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife Jordan. Links mentioned: IFTTT Pinboard Rob Bell: Poets, Prophets & Preachers David’s Devonthink web clipping<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/59-david-eiffert/" title="Read59: David Eiffert">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/59-david-eiffert/">59: David Eiffert</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> David Eiffert is the youth and young adult pastor of Believers Center of Albuquerque, a church in Albuquerque, NM. He leads 3 weekly youth services, a weekly young adult service, and a weekly inmate bible study. He currently lives in Albuquerque, David Eiffert is the youth and young adult pastor of Believers Center of Albuquerque, a church in Albuquerque, NM. He leads 3 weekly youth services, a weekly young adult service, and a weekly inmate bible study. He currently lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife Jordan. Links mentioned: IFTTT Pinboard Rob Bell: Poets, Prophets & Preachers David’s Devonthink web clipping... Read more » John Chandler 53:57 2699 58: Abram Kielsmeier-Jones https://sermonsmith.com/58-abram-kielsmeier-jones/ Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:32:03 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2677 <p>Abram Kielsmeier-Jones is the pastor of Union Congregational Church in Magnolia, MA, a youth ministry consultant, a husband and father, and a follower of Jesus. He spent more than a decade in youth ministry, working at small, mid-sized, and large churches  in Illinois, Virginia, and Massachusetts.  He has also led in other church ministry capacities, including leading worship music, preaching, and consulting.<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/58-abram-kielsmeier-jones/" title="Read58: Abram Kielsmeier-Jones">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/58-abram-kielsmeier-jones/">58: Abram Kielsmeier-Jones</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Abram Kielsmeier-Jones is the pastor of Union Congregational Church in Magnolia, MA, a youth ministry consultant, a husband and father, and a follower of Jesus. He spent more than a decade in youth ministry, working at small, mid-sized, Abram Kielsmeier-Jones is the pastor of Union Congregational Church in Magnolia, MA, a youth ministry consultant, a husband and father, and a follower of Jesus. He spent more than a decade in youth ministry, working at small, mid-sized, and large churches  in Illinois, Virginia, and Massachusetts.  He has also led in other church ministry capacities, including leading worship music, preaching, and consulting.... Read more » John Chandler 58:13 2677 57: Meredith Dancause https://sermonsmith.com/57-meredith-dancause/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:17:48 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2675 <p>Meredith is the Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House in Carlisle, PA. Along with preaching on Sunday mornings, she also oversees the discipleship team [children’s ministry, youth ministry, community life, and congregational care], as well heading up leadership development and spiritual formation efforts. Previously, she served at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI as the Director for Adult<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/57-meredith-dancause/" title="Read57: Meredith Dancause">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/57-meredith-dancause/">57: Meredith Dancause</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Meredith is the Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House in Carlisle, PA. Along with preaching on Sunday mornings, she also oversees the discipleship team [children’s ministry, youth ministry, community life, and congregational care], Meredith is the Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House in Carlisle, PA. Along with preaching on Sunday mornings, she also oversees the discipleship team [children’s ministry, youth ministry, community life, and congregational care], as well heading up leadership development and spiritual formation efforts. Previously, she served at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI as the Director for Adult... Read more » John Chandler 48:27 2675 56: Leroy Barber https://sermonsmith.com/56-leroy-barber/ Wed, 21 Oct 2015 22:14:32 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2666 <p>Leroy Barber has dedicated more than 25 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living what Dr. King called “the beloved community.” Leroy starts projects that shape society; in 1989, burdened by the plight of Philadelphia’s homeless, he and his wife Donna founded Restoration Ministries, to serve homeless families and children living on the streets.<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/56-leroy-barber/" title="Read56: Leroy Barber">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/56-leroy-barber/">56: Leroy Barber</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Leroy Barber has dedicated more than 25 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living what Dr. King called “the beloved community.” Leroy starts projects that shape society; in 1989, Leroy Barber has dedicated more than 25 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living what Dr. King called “the beloved community.” Leroy starts projects that shape society; in 1989, burdened by the plight of Philadelphia’s homeless, he and his wife Donna founded Restoration Ministries, to serve homeless families and children living on the streets.... Read more » John Chandler 36:31 2666 55: John Ray https://sermonsmith.com/55-john-ray/ Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:52:05 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2658 <p>John Ray is a Youth With A Mission missionary as well as Lead Teaching Elder at Grace Church of Northwest Arkansas. He has almost thirty years of ministry experience in over thirty countries and context as well as a newly minted Masters of Divinity from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. John and his wife Jane have four daughters, Hope, Hannah, Naomi<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/55-john-ray/" title="Read55: John Ray">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/55-john-ray/">55: John Ray</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> John Ray is a Youth With A Mission missionary as well as Lead Teaching Elder at Grace Church of Northwest Arkansas. He has almost thirty years of ministry experience in over thirty countries and context as well as a newly minted Masters of Divinity fro... John Ray is a Youth With A Mission missionary as well as Lead Teaching Elder at Grace Church of Northwest Arkansas. He has almost thirty years of ministry experience in over thirty countries and context as well as a newly minted Masters of Divinity from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. John and his wife Jane have four daughters, Hope, Hannah, Naomi... Read more » John Chandler 51:41 2658 John Jay Alvaro https://sermonsmith.com/john-jay-alvaro/ Wed, 16 Sep 2015 01:30:36 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2644 <p>John Jay Alvaro is the pastor of Spring Creek Baptist Church. He has a background in art and architecture, and trained for ministry at Duke Divinity School. He is married to Corrie, who is an artist and teacher. Together they are raising their kiddos, Judah and Ruthie. He is on Instagram and Twitter as @johnjayalvaro. His sermons and visual scripts<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/john-jay-alvaro/" title="ReadJohn Jay Alvaro">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/john-jay-alvaro/">John Jay Alvaro</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> John Jay Alvaro is the pastor of Spring Creek Baptist Church. He has a background in art and architecture, and trained for ministry at Duke Divinity School. He is married to Corrie, who is an artist and teacher. Together they are raising their kiddos, John Jay Alvaro is the pastor of Spring Creek Baptist Church. He has a background in art and architecture, and trained for ministry at Duke Divinity School. He is married to Corrie, who is an artist and teacher. Together they are raising their kiddos, Judah and Ruthie. He is on Instagram and Twitter as @johnjayalvaro. His sermons and visual scripts... Read more » John Chandler 50:59 2644 Justin Morgan https://sermonsmith.com/justin-morgan/ Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:21:59 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2637 <p>Justin is the Campus Pastor of Church on Morgan, a multi-site community of Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC and holds a M.Div from Duke Divinity School and a M.S.W. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife Nicole have two children, Levi and Stella. Resources and Links Mentioned: This American Life Podcast<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/justin-morgan/" title="ReadJustin Morgan">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/justin-morgan/">Justin Morgan</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Justin is the Campus Pastor of Church on Morgan, a multi-site community of Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC and holds a M.Div from Duke Divinity School and a M.S.W. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Justin is the Campus Pastor of Church on Morgan, a multi-site community of Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC and holds a M.Div from Duke Divinity School and a M.S.W. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife Nicole have two children, Levi and Stella. Resources and Links Mentioned: This American Life Podcast... Read more » John Chandler 51:35 2637 Dan White https://sermonsmith.com/dan-white/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:57:48 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2631 <p>Dan White Jr. co-planted Axiom Church when a core of families moved into the city of Syracuse, NY for a compelling dream; to submerge faith-communities deep into under-resourced neighborhoods. Dan Jr. is also a church planting strategist with the V3 Movement. Weekly, he coaches cohorts from around the country through an 18-month missional training system. Dan is also co-founder of<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/dan-white/" title="ReadDan White">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/dan-white/">Dan White</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Dan White Jr. co-planted Axiom Church when a core of families moved into the city of Syracuse, NY for a compelling dream; to submerge faith-communities deep into under-resourced neighborhoods. Dan Jr. is also a church planting strategist with the V3 Mo... Dan White Jr. co-planted Axiom Church when a core of families moved into the city of Syracuse, NY for a compelling dream; to submerge faith-communities deep into under-resourced neighborhoods. Dan Jr. is also a church planting strategist with the V3 Movement. Weekly, he coaches cohorts from around the country through an 18-month missional training system. Dan is also co-founder of... Read more » John Chandler 51:34 2631 Luke Norsworthy https://sermonsmith.com/luke-norsworthy/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:56:40 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2616 <p>Luke is the founding pastor of the Venture Community, an inter-denominational church in the Dallas suburb of Corinth, TX. Luke hosts the Newsworthy with Norsworthy Podcast a weekly podcast discussing Spirituality, Christianity, and anything else that seems news worthy. Resources and Links Mentioned: Venture Community Best Commentaries Luke’s personal site Newsworthy with Norwsorthy (iTunes) Support Sermonsmith: Become a Sermonsmith patron<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/luke-norsworthy/" title="ReadLuke Norsworthy">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/luke-norsworthy/">Luke Norsworthy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Luke is the founding pastor of the Venture Community, an inter-denominational church in the Dallas suburb of Corinth, TX. Luke hosts the Newsworthy with Norsworthy Podcast a weekly podcast discussing Spirituality, Christianity, Luke is the founding pastor of the Venture Community, an inter-denominational church in the Dallas suburb of Corinth, TX. Luke hosts the Newsworthy with Norsworthy Podcast a weekly podcast discussing Spirituality, Christianity, and anything else that seems news worthy. Resources and Links Mentioned: Venture Community Best Commentaries Luke’s personal site Newsworthy with Norwsorthy (iTunes) Support Sermonsmith: Become a Sermonsmith patron... Read more » John Chandler 46:52 2616 Ian Diorio https://sermonsmith.com/ian-diorio/ Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:29:31 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2611 <p>Ian DiOrio became a Christian in his twenties after spending his younger life in the underground music scene in Los Angeles as a DJ. DiOrio has served as a teaching pastor at RockHarbor Church & Eastside Christian Church and currently writes and speaks from Southern California where is the Lead Pastor of Yucaipa Christian Church. He was recently featured by<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/ian-diorio/" title="ReadIan Diorio">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/ian-diorio/">Ian Diorio</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Ian DiOrio became a Christian in his twenties after spending his younger life in the underground music scene in Los Angeles as a DJ. DiOrio has served as a teaching pastor at RockHarbor Church & Eastside Christian Church and currently writes and speaks... Ian DiOrio became a Christian in his twenties after spending his younger life in the underground music scene in Los Angeles as a DJ. DiOrio has served as a teaching pastor at RockHarbor Church & Eastside Christian Church and currently writes and speaks from Southern California where is the Lead Pastor of Yucaipa Christian Church. He was recently featured by... Read more » John Chandler 57:07 2611 Jason Clark https://sermonsmith.com/jason-clark/ Wed, 27 May 2015 16:57:58 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2605 <p>Jason became a Christian aged 17 and soon after graduated with a degree in Theology from the London School of theology in 1991. He is currently a governor and trustee of the London School of Theology. He then went on to qualify as a high teacher in Religious Education, but moved quickly into financial services. He had a 10-year career<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/jason-clark/" title="ReadJason Clark">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/jason-clark/">Jason Clark</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Jason became a Christian aged 17 and soon after graduated with a degree in Theology from the London School of theology in 1991. He is currently a governor and trustee of the London School of Theology. He then went on to qualify as a high teacher in Rel... Jason became a Christian aged 17 and soon after graduated with a degree in Theology from the London School of theology in 1991. He is currently a governor and trustee of the London School of Theology. He then went on to qualify as a high teacher in Religious Education, but moved quickly into financial services. He had a 10-year career... Read more » John Chandler 54:23 2605 Jennifer Morrow and Tim Ross https://sermonsmith.com/jennifer-morrow-and-tim-ross/ Tue, 12 May 2015 11:30:38 +0000 http://sermonsmith.com/?p=2594 <p>Jennifer Morrow and Tim Ross are about 680 miles away from each other when they preach, but they collaborate on their sermons every week. That’s what this conversation is all about. Resources and Links Mentioned: Partners in Preaching, Leadership Journal Textweek.com Working Preacher About Jennifer Jennifer Morrow has been serving as the pastor of the Rowayton United Methodist Church, in<a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://sermonsmith.com/jennifer-morrow-and-tim-ross/" title="ReadJennifer Morrow and Tim Ross">... Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com/jennifer-morrow-and-tim-ross/">Jennifer Morrow and Tim Ross</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://sermonsmith.com">Sermonsmith</a>.</p> Jennifer Morrow and Tim Ross are about 680 miles away from each other when they preach, but they collaborate on their sermons every week. That’s what this conversation is all about. Resources and Links Mentioned: Partners in Preaching, Jennifer Morrow and Tim Ross are about 680 miles away from each other when they preach, but they collaborate on their sermons every week. That’s what this conversation is all about. Resources and Links Mentioned: Partners in Preaching, Leadership Journal Textweek.com Working Preacher About Jennifer Jennifer Morrow has been serving as the pastor of the Rowayton United Methodist Church, in... Read more » John Chandler 55:07 2594