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From Isolation to Encirclement: Finding the Preaching Voice Among Peers
By preaching to trusted peers and hearing their reflections, even veteran pastors can find transformation in the practice of preaching.
Reflection | July 23, 2018
Lessons from a Donkey
Mark Charles looks at how one's voice can be heard above all the noise of the world.
Article | September 28, 2011
Symposium 2011 - Someday You'll Be a Good Preacher
The journey to good preaching is as filled with twists and turns as a Rocky Mountain highway. Stan Mast is a veteran road warrior who shares hard-won insights into what it takes to become a good preacher. Special attention is paid to the sharp-tongued critics who can drive aspiring preachers off the road.
Audio | January 28, 2011
Coop's Column - Cultivating Attentiveness
There’s a world of difference between hearing and listening.
Reflection | November 19, 2010
When God Speaks Through You
Based on his book, When God Speaks Through You, Craig Satterlee explored how "holy and active listening"—listening for God's voice speaking in and through the faith community can occur when church members talk to one another and to their pastors about preaching—and especially the faith convictions they bring to the sermon, which influence both the preaching and what is heard.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Writing Sermons in an Oral Style
The rhetorician James Winans once wrote, "A speech is not merely an essay standing on its hind legs." Yet many speakers—including preachers—write their messages in a style better suited for reading rather than hearing. To be an effective oral communicator, one must learn to write for the ear, not the eye.
Audio | January 01, 2006