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Welcome to The Preaching Matters Podcast. Preaching Matters is a weekly podcast about expository preaching, sermon preparation, preaching tips, and the art and science of homiletics. Our episodes discuss preaching and sermon preparation in a refreshing, engaging fashion. We discuss all matters related to preaching because Preaching Matters. Reach out to Alan Carr at alancarr@gmail.com. The Preaching Matters Podcast is a ministry of Alan Carr and The Sermon Notebook (http://www.sermonnotebook ...
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661332, The Preaching With Soul Podcast is geared for preachers who wish to preach with soul by going deep into the text. It is primarily geared towards beginning to intermediate preachers, but even expert preachers will gain something by listening to these episodes.
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Pastor Keith Fair and Licensed Lay Minister Intern Ben Fogt invite discussion about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), its history, structures, traditions, and beliefs in a light and fun way.
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This student-run podcast provides students at Yale Divinity School with another platform to hone their homiletical skills and share their exegetical insights. It is named in honor of Acts 2:15, which states that the disciples, impassioned by their Pentecostal awakening are “not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.” It may only be nine in the morning, but we are on fire for God. This podcast is entirely student run and does not reflect the views or decisions of Y ...
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Preaching is a craft; and like any craft, it can be learned. The Learning to Preach podcast helps preachers of the Bible learn the tools of the trade, identify key mistakes, and develop skill in preparing and delivering gospel-centered, Christ-exalting sermons.
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet in Illinois serves 655,000 parishioners in 120 parishes & 10 missions. Each year, we serve 39,000 students in 68 schools & 3 universities, 760,000 patients in 3 hospitals, and 36,000 needy in the counties of DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, Kendall, and Will.
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This episode was originally published on 10/15/23. Dr. Jared Bumpers joins me back in the studio as co-host as we discuss one of my books, Letters to My Students, Vol. 1. Jared serves here at Midwestern Seminary as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Evangelism and is directing the FTC Cohorts here on campus.…
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Episode Notes Ben & Keith talk about their time at the Festival of Homiletics in Pittsburgh. Links The Festival of Homiletics Ben's Photos and videos from the Festival Greenfield Village, where Ben works www.mainstreetlutherans.com Instagram Facebook Threads YouTube (734) 250-9554 Music by Viktor HallmanFind it at https://www.epidemicsound.com…
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In this episode, Karoline Lewis and Rolf Jacobson speak with Sunggu Yang, author of "Digital Homiletics: The Theology and Practice of Online Preaching" in the Working Preacher Books series. Working Preacher Books podcast is a series focused on igniting your curiosity as a preacher and connecting you with the living Word. Join us as we gain insights…
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On today's episode, I want to share several thoughts more on preaching. These observations are designed to enhance our preaching, help us avoid the common traps of preaching, and make us more listenable as preachers. As always, I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you think, and if you have any thoughts I missed, please send them along. …
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This episode was originally published on 10/9/23. Today, I want to welcome Dr. Alex DiPrima to the podcast as we discuss his book, Spurgeon and the Poor. Alex serves as the Preaching Pastor at Emmanuel Church in Winston-Salem, NC. He is also the editor of Servants of Christ, Lovers of Men: Spurgeon on Pastoral Ministry, and has also published sever…
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On today's episode, I want to begin sharing several thoughts on preaching. The observations are designed to enhance our preaching, help us avoid the common traps of preaching, and make us more listenable as preachers. As always, I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you think, and if you have any thoughts I missed, please send them along.…
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Episode Notes Win Kurlfink joins us to talk about the Perennial Waters Project, an environmental stewardship group operating from St Philip Lutheran Church in Trenton, MI. Ben and Keith talk about how the ELCA Social Statement, Caring for Creation from 1993, helps congregations focus efforts to help renew the environment. Links Perennial Waters Pro…
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Today, we will discuss the three stages of a pastor's life. As we move through our years in the ministry, we will change, and our ministry will change with us. I want to walk you through the three stages you will pass through as you live out your calling to preach. I pray this will be helpful and challenging to you. All of Life for God The All of L…
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This episode was originally published on 3/27/23. Today, Dr. Jared Bumpers welcomes Dr. Mitchell Chase to the podcast. Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has written several books in the areas of biblical studies, hermeneutics, and discipleship. And he also has s…
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In today's episode, I discuss the difference between letting the Bible say what it says and making it say what the preacher wants it to. We will also discuss the differences between exegesis and eisegesis. This is not a trivial matter. It is akin to the differences between lightning and a lightning bug. I want to make a strong case in favor of exeg…
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This episode was originally published on 3/6/23. Today, Dr. Jared Bumpers welcomes Dr. Mitchell Chase to the podcast. Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has written several books in the areas of biblical studies, hermeneutics, and discipleship. And he also has se…
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In this final episode of the series on Finding Your Preaching Style, I talk about how you can learn to be yourself in your preaching. We will talk about the experiences that have shaped us into the people we are and how those experiences shape our preaching. We will also address several other issues related to our preaching style and how to find yo…
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This episode was originally published on 4/01/23. Today, Dr. Mark Dever joins me in the studio. Mark has served as the Senior Pastor of Capital Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., since 1994. He is also the President of 9Marks ministries and has authored numerous books and articles.By Dr. Jason K. Allen
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This episode continues the thought from episode 116. We are seeking a way to find our preaching style. God does not want us to be an echo; he wants us to be a voice. The best way to be a voice for God is to be the preacher God created you to be. Find your style and be yourself. That is what I want to help you do. All of Life for God The All of Life…
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In this episode, Karoline Lewis and Rolf Jacobson speak with Jennifer Ackerman, author of "Preaching the Gospel of Justice" in the Working Preacher Books series. Working Preacher Books podcast is a series focused on igniting your curiosity as a preacher and connecting you with the living Word. Join us as we gain insights and hear stories straight f…
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This episode was originally published on 9/4/23. Today, I want to welcome Dr. Austin Duncan to the podcast. Austin serves as the Director of The MacArthur Center for Expository Preaching. He also serves as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and the pastoral ministries department Chair at The Master’s Seminary in California. He is a contribu…
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Episode Notes Keith and Ben talk about translations, editions, formats, and disposal of the Bible.And Judi Tyler is our first Catechism Question winner! Links Oremus Bible Gateway www.mainstreetlutherans.com Instagram Facebook Threads YouTube (734) 250-9554 Music by Viktor HallmanFind it at https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/jcOQ6kY2Cy/Through Epi…
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Every preacher has a unique preaching style. Some preaching styles are very effective, while others are not. In this episode, I want to discuss Ten Preaching Styles To Avoid. We will discuss: The "Look at Me" preacher The "Comedian" preacher The "Bible Commentary" preacher The "Rubber Chicken" preacher The "Microwave" preacher The "Aimlessly Drivin…
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Today, I want to welcome Dr. Jim Hamilton to the podcast. Dr. Hamilton serves as Professor of Biblical Theology at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Also, He serves as Senior Pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He has authored several books including, Typology, God's Glory in Salvation through Judgement, and What is B…
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Effective preaching is not just what we say, it's how we say it. No matter how strong our content, bad delivery can sink a sermon. In this episode we discuss sermon delivery. I offer several tips to help you improve your sermon delivery. Listen and let me know what you think. Do you have any sermon delivery tips that can help others? Send them to m…
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*This episode was originally published on 9/24/2018. This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Ben Awbrey joins me in a discussion on the preacher and sermon introductions. Dr. Awbrey is Senior Professor of preaching at Midwestern Seminary. He has been teaching expository preaching since 1996 and he has written two books on preaching: How Effective…
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Episode Notes Keith talks with Deacon Margaret Folkemer-Leonard, Director of Music (and other things artsy) at St Matthew Lutheran Church in York, PA. They discuss the Church Year and the Lutheran Worship Liturgy. Links Festival of Homiletics May 13-16, 2024 in Pittsburgh, PA www.mainstreetlutherans.com Instagram Facebook Threads YouTube Music by V…
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As preachers of the Bible, we must never forget that the Bible is our final authority for all matters of faith and practice. We are not to preach our opinions or the opinions of others, echo the flawed teaching of other men, or allow our church traditions to assume a place more important than the Bible. To understand this better, we need to examine…
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In this episode, I give a simple introduction to Bible study—Bible study pared down to its most simple terms. Perhaps you have advanced far beyond this most straightforward method. That is good, but plenty of people are still learning how to study their Bibles. Even if you are an advanced Bible student, listen to the episode and share this method w…
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Today, I want to welcome David Helm to the podcast. David is the senior pastor of Christ Church in Chicago, IL. He is the chairman of the board of the Charles Simeon Trust, and a Council member for The Gospel Coalition. He has authored several books, including The Big Picture Story Bible, Expositional Preaching, and A Conversation With Jesus.…
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Episode Notes Keith and Ben discuss how the ELCA creates and approves of Social Statements and Messages that are published. And we bring you another Catechism question. Links ELCA Social Statements www.mainstreetlutherans.com Instagram Facebook Threads YouTube Music by Viktor HallmanFind it at https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/jcOQ6kY2Cy/Through …
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In this episode, we will discuss Some Tips for Effective Preaching. We all want our preaching to be better, and it can be. If we put in the effort God will bless our preaching for his glory. I will deal with the points listed below. I pray this episode will be a help to you in your preaching ministry. Study the Word Memorize scripture * God’s Word …
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