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93 – John Mark Comer

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 »

81 – Pastor Bryan Loritts

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 »

80 – Tara Beth Leach revisited

(You might also enjoy this newer interview with Tara Beth on my Consortio Dei podcast.) 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… Read more »

76: Mark Sayers

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 »

Brian Zahnd

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational congregation in St. Joseph, Missouri. Brian is also the author of several books, including A Farewell To Mars and Beauty Will Save the World. Follow @brianzahnd http://media.blubrry.com/sermonsmith/audio.srmn.co/2015/38-Brian_Zahnd.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More Books Brian ZahndBrian ZahndBrian ZahndBrian ZahndBrian… Read more »

Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam gives us a peek into how he prepares sermons in the shadow of Pikes Peak. Hear him explain how he tries each week to find something that moves people in order to shine the light of the Gospel on it, what effect growing up Singapore and Malaysia has on his sermons, and why the Denver Broncos are going… Read more »

AJ Sherrill

(You might also enjoy this newer interview with AJ on my Consortio Dei podcast.) AJ Sherrill is the parish pastor of Trinity Grace Church in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. AJ describes how his philosophy of preaching led to a five step prep process, how he sees preaching as primarily an act of compassion, and how he mines… Read more »

Joe Thorn

Joe Thorn takes a break from final edits to a tardy book manuscript to describe how he seeks to balance law and gospel in each sermon, how they make it a priority to develop new preachers in their young church, and how the most impressive beard in Sermonsmith history is a reminder of a significant season of growth. http://media.blubrry.com/sermonsmith/audio.srmn.co/2014/15-Joe_Thorn.mp3Podcast: Play… Read more »

Tim Keel

Tim Keel, of Jacob’s Well church, joins us from Kansas City with much goodness to share about his sermon preparation workflows in our longest interview to date. He shares about the importance of good tools to capture ideas, the value of regular study leaves, and his need for tacticity (yes, I may have just created a new word) through white… Read more »

Steve Carter

(You might also enjoy this newer interview with Steve on my Consortio Dei podcast.) It was a pleasure to interview Steve Carter. Hear how thoughtful mentors like Rob Bell and Mike Erre invited him into the world of preaching, how simple index cards help him structure his thoughts, and how neighborhood prayer walks help prepare his own heart. As mentioned… Read more »