What Are Sermons for, and How Can They Be Improved? (Jonathan Pennington)
When it comes to preaching, less is more. If you really understand a complex issue, you should be able to write it down on a postcard. In light of this, how does one avoid dumbing down their preaching while still clearly communicating a complex message?
Dru and CHT fellow Dr. Jonathan Pennington discuss his book Small Preaching: 25 Little Things You Can Do Now to Make You a Better Preacher, how to convey rich meaning in a sermon while keeping it simple, and the significance of preaching within a worship service.
- 0:26 Sermon prep
- 1:27 How can a preacher avoid common pitfalls?
- 3:22 Two schools: lofty and simple
- 7:55 Confidence
- 9:00 The ideal preacher’s life/snack writing
- 12:48 Should you write your sermon?
- 17:16 The significance of preaching in the worship service
- 23:49 Teaching vs. preaching
- 31:06 “Celebrification” of preaching
- 33:23 Is preaching performance art?
Show notes by Dominique LaCroix
Image created by Rubner Durais
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