The Sermonsmith podcast is no longer in active production, but these helpful conversations are still available for you.

You may enjoy my follow up podcast — Consortio Dei — where I interview spiritual leaders about their rhythms for self care and formation.

Matt Tebbe

tebbeMatt Tebbe settles in front of the mic in the shadow of the Fighting Irish. He tells us how his primary role as a spiritual formation pastor shapes his preaching, how sermon preparation is as much about paying attention as it is about time, and how he’s learned the hard way that his preaching is effective if he doesn’t direct it toward the heart.

Resources and links mentioned:
The Moth Podcast
Radiolab Podcast
Jonathan Martin Podcast
Life on the Vine
River Valley Church
Matt’s blog

About Matt

I have a passion to help people listen and respond to Jesus in communities of grace and love. I get excited when people's lives are completely disrupted and reordered by God's audacious love for the sake of our world. Teaching, discipling, asking provocative questions, praying, listening, and pressing ever deeper into what God has for us – this kind of stuff fires me up. My beautiful wife of over 13 years, Sharon, and I grew up in Indianapolis before moving to the greater Chicagoland area for grad school. I served as a bi-vocational co-pastor at Life on the Vine for over 4 years before moving to Mishawaka, IN in 2010 to accept the Pastor of Spiritual Formation position at River Valley Church . I blog regularly, and enjoy playing golf, running, hiking, and raising our two children Deacon (5) and Celeste (1 1/2)