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My Preaching Journey and the Power of Peer Learning
A certified lay minister, hesitant to preach, finds her voice with the support of a preaching peer group.
Reflection | August 20, 2018
The Impact of Peer Learning Groups for the Preaching Life
The leader of preaching peer groups in northern Indiana and on Chicago’s South Side shares his insights about what makes these groups so effective.
Reflection | July 16, 2018
The Worship Planning Team as Conversation Partners
Who is invited to plan worship? What spiritual gifts need to be included on the planning team? How can the planning team leader facilitate conversation among diverse voices?
Audio | February 18, 2011
The Origins of Contemporary Worship: The Case of John Wimber's Anaheim Vineyard Congregation
Although it has swept across the nation in the last 25 years, contemporary worship didn't just pop out of nowhere. Have you ever wondered where it came from? This workshop reviewed some of its origins with particular attention to the important Anaheim Vineyard congregation in the 1970s and 1980s.
Audio | March 23, 2010
The Poetry of Astonishment: Preaching the Psalms
This session took the Psalms as a case study for considering what it means for the preacher, first, and then the congregation, to be astonished by the biblical text. How might this ancient poetry be surprising, and therefore revelatory, to those who hear it in our contemporary contexts? What sort of preparation is necessary for the preacher who wishes to engage the Psalms as poetry?
Audio | January 01, 2007