Art of the Sermon

Dan Wunderlich

“Art of the Sermon” is a show for preachers, teachers, and communicators. My aim is to make a show for leaders in ministry–formally or informally, inside or outside the church–who have an interest in preaching/public speaking and church communication. The primary format for this show is the interview. This allows us to engage with a wide-range of guests on many different aspects of preaching, teaching, and communication. While many of the guests are pastors and preachers, I also believe it is important to learn from those outside the profession of preaching who have something to teach us. Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links on this site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.

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Episode 71: How to Lead in a World of Distraction - An Interview with Clay Scroggins
Sep 23 2019
Episode 71: How to Lead in a World of Distraction - An Interview with Clay Scroggins
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Clay Scroggins - Lead Pastor of Buckhead Church (Atlanta, GA) Intro to Clay Scroggins (0:45) Philosophy of preaching (3:56) Role of preaching in pastoral duties and identity (5:17) Preaching when you’re not the senior leader (7:43) How to Lead in a World of Distraction (12:26) Diagnosing distractions (14:32) Distraction and preaching (20:50) Preaching versus self-help talks (24:08) Favorite and/or most challenging preaching experience (30:23) Christmas Eve or Easter (31:23) Impactful communicators (31:57) Recommended resources (32:35) Connecting with Clay (33:50) Reaching out to our guest @clayscroggins (Twitter) @clayscroggins (Instagram) @ClayScrogginsAuthor (Facebook) ClayScroggins.com (Website) Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 71: How to Lead in a World of Distraction - An Interview with Clay Scroggins
Sep 23 2019
Episode 71: How to Lead in a World of Distraction - An Interview with Clay Scroggins
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Clay Scroggins - Lead Pastor of Buckhead Church (Atlanta, GA) Intro to Clay Scroggins (0:45) Philosophy of preaching (3:56) Role of preaching in pastoral duties and identity (5:17) Preaching when you’re not the senior leader (7:43) How to Lead in a World of Distraction (12:26) Diagnosing distractions (14:32) Distraction and preaching (20:50) Preaching versus self-help talks (24:08) Favorite and/or most challenging preaching experience (30:23) Christmas Eve or Easter (31:23) Impactful communicators (31:57) Recommended resources (32:35) Connecting with Clay (33:50) Reaching out to our guest @clayscroggins (Twitter) @clayscroggins (Instagram) @ClayScrogginsAuthor (Facebook) ClayScroggins.com (Website) Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 68: Inside Out
Oct 18 2018
Episode 68: Inside Out
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Topic: Inside Out - A sermon based on the concepts in Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" 3 Year Anniversary (0:09) Intro to "Inside Out" (0:52) Is Pepsi ok? (4:47) Power of Coca-Cola (12:26) Start with why (14:25) The call of Jeremiah (22:21) Adapted golden circle (23:57) What happens when we sin? (28:59) Application to organizations (31:34) Greatest commandments as expressions of identity (33:47) World Communion Sunday (35:12) Next Episode arrives November 1, 2018! Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 67: Replanting the Sermon - An Interview with Abby Norman
Oct 4 2018
Episode 67: Replanting the Sermon - An Interview with Abby Norman
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Abby Norman - Pastor of New Hope United Methodist Church (Atlanta, GA) Intro to Abby Norman (0:41) Abby's story (2:09) Why is preaching important when you have influence elsewhere? (9:21) What is foundational to Abby's preaching (13:31) How preaching fits into Abby's pastoral identity and vocation (18:14) Choosing sermon topics (19:49) Evolution in Abby's preaching (21:41) Leaving the manuscript behind (26:14) Favorite and most challenging preaching experience (29:19) Christmas Eve or Easter (32:12) Impactful communicators (34:05) Recommended resources (38:32) Connecting with Abby (40:32) Reaching out to our guest @AbbyNormanSays (Twitter) @AbbyNormanSays (Instagram) @AbbyNormanSays (Facebook) AbbyNorman.net (Website) Next Episode arrives October 18! Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 66: Overcoming Anxiety in Sermon Planning and Writing
Sep 20 2018
Episode 66: Overcoming Anxiety in Sermon Planning and Writing
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Topic: Overcoming Anxiety in Sermon Planning and Writing The anxiety of planning and writing sermons (0:10) Plan ahead (2:49) Match your planning to your personality (4:05) Focused time (6:22) Personal devotion and writing time (8:23) Capture ideas that capture you (10:10) Listen to your community (11:40) Remember God's faithfulness (13:12) Wrap up (14:56) Next episode arrives October 4, 2018! An interview with Abby Norman, Pastor at New Hope UMC (Atlanta, GA) and recently featured on the Start Up Podcast Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 64: I'm Still Here - An Interview with Austin Channing Brown
May 17 2018
Episode 64: I'm Still Here - An Interview with Austin Channing Brown
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Austin Channing Brown - Author, writer, and speaker Introduction to Austin (0:35) How and why Austin started work in racial reconciliation (3:52) Why "I'm Still Here" is a memoir (9:12) The importance and uniqueness of the voice of Black women (12:13) Helpful and unhelpful ways to lead conversations on race (16:12) Why some people of color turn down opportunities to teach or lead discussions (21:39) Natural communication takes hard work (28:58) How Austin curates her stories (31:04) Austin's growing edges (34:54) Most challenging project (37:18) Impactful communicators (38:19) Recommended resources (39:51) How to follow Austin (41:07) Reaching out to our guest @austinchanning (Twitter) @austinchanning (Instagram) @austinchanningbrown (Facebook) AustinChanning.com (Austin's website) Art of the Sermon is going on a short break and will return in Fall 2018 Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 63: Better Church Announcements
May 3 2018
Episode 63: Better Church Announcements
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Topic: Better Church Announcements Important Announcement (0:09) Church Announcements (4:12) 1. Use more channels (5:39) 2. Make the channels valuable (6:18) 3. Focus on the point, mission, or vision (7:10) 4. Tell a story (8:41) 5. Cut the details (9:24) 6. Clear call to action (10:25) 7. Consider the context (12:14) 8. Target specialized announcements (13:12) 9. Strategy and policies (14:06) 10. Worksheets or templates (15:01) Next Episode arrives May 17, 2018! An interview with Austin Channing Brown, Author and Speaker Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 61: Success and Failure - An Interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky - Part 2
Apr 5 2018
Episode 61: Success and Failure - An Interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky - Part 2
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Rev. Matt Miofsky - Lead Pastor of The Gathering (St. Louis, MO) Assessing preaching success and failure (0:32) Success goes to the head, failure to the heart (3:47) Preaching hard things (9:22) Most challenging preaching experience (16:13) Christmas Eve or Easter (17:14) Impactful communicators (18:36) Recommended resources (22:21) How to follow Matt (25:05) Reaching out to our guest @mmiofksy (Twitter) @mmiofksy (Instagram) @miofksy (Facebook) GatheringNow.org (Church website) Next Episode arrives April 19, 2018! Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 60: Preaching and Church Growth - An Interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky - Part 1
Mar 15 2018
Episode 60: Preaching and Church Growth - An Interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky - Part 1
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Rev. Matt Miofsky - Lead Pastor of The Gathering (St. Louis, MO) Introduction to Matt (0:35) Why The Gathering grew early (3:26) Philosophy of preaching (8:20) The future of preaching (12:01) Where preaching falls in Matt's priorities (17:21) Act your size (19:05) Reaching out to our guest @mmiofksy (Twitter) @mmiofksy (Instagram) @miofksy (Facebook) GatheringNow.org (Church website) Next Episode arrives April 5, 2018! More with Rev. Matt Miofsky, Lead Pastor of The Gathering (St. Louis, MO) Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 59: The Prayer Wheel - An Interview with David Van Biema
Mar 1 2018
Episode 59: The Prayer Wheel - An Interview with David Van Biema
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: David Van Biema - Author, Former Head Religion Writer for Time Introduction to David (1:22) Writing about prayer (2:35) Philosophy of communication (3:33) The history and rediscovery of the Prayer Wheel (4:32) Using the Prayer Wheel as a preaching tool (9:35) Decoding the Wheel (10:55) Historical development (14:05) Reverse engineering a medieval tool (17:51) Why was the Wheel lost? (19:56) Interactivity in prayer (22:07) Why the Prayer Wheel is helpful today (23:55) Why the Psalms still resonate (27:29) Honoring the Psalms as both Jewish and Christian texts (30:18) Most challenging communication experience (34:42) Impactful communicators (35:43) Recommended resources (37:34) How to follow David (39:01) Reaching out to our guest @DavidHVB (Facebook) The Prayer Wheel (Facebook Group) Next Episode arrives March 15, 2018! An interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky, Lead Pastor of The Gathering (St. Louis, MO) Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 58: Identity and Preaching - An Interview with Rev. Justin Coleman
Feb 15 2018
Episode 58: Identity and Preaching - An Interview with Rev. Justin Coleman
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Rev. Justin Coleman - Lead Pastor, University United Methodist Church (Chapel Hill, NC) Introduction to Justin (0:47) Philosophy of communication (3:40) Justin's background (7:40) Cross-racial ministry (10:55) The role preaching played in Justin's call to ministry (14:48) How preaching fits into Justin's identity and role as a pastor (16:38) Preaching as a tool for vision and leadership (20:32) How Justin begins every sermon (26:01) Most challenging preaching experience (29:34) Easter or Christmas Eve (34:09) Impactful communicators (36:46) Recommended resources (39:49) How to follow Justin (42:08) Reaching out to our guest @RevColeman (Twitter) @justin.coleman7 (Facebook) UniversityUMC.church (Justin's church website) Next Episode arrives March 1, 2018! An interview with David Van Biema, Author and former head religion writer for Time Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 57: The Original Storyteller - An Interview with Robert Carnes
Feb 1 2018
Episode 57: The Original Storyteller - An Interview with Robert Carnes
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Robert Carnes - Author, Managing Editor for the Orange Group (Atlanta, GA) General Topic: Elements for Storytelling Introduction to Robert (0:32) Philosophy of communication (5:07) The Original Storyteller (6:45) Why storytelling is important (10:03) Why the recent focus on story? (13:18) Context is key (15:50) The missing element in many "church" stories (19:25) Authentic resolution (23:16) Guarding against manipulation (25:36) Most challenging project (29:43) Easter or Christmas Eve (31:51) Impactful communicators (32:30) Recommended resources (34:09) How to follow Robert (36:06) Reaching out to our guest JamRobCar.com (Robert's website) OriginalStoryteller.com (The book's website) @JamRobCar (Facebook) @JamRobCar (Twitter) @JamRobCar (Instagram) Next Episode arrives February 15, 2018! An interview with Rev. Justin Coleman, Lead Pastor at University United Methodist Church (Chapel Hill, NC) Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 56: Breaking the First Rule of Preaching
Jan 18 2018
Episode 56: Breaking the First Rule of Preaching
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Topic: Choosing How to Begin Sermons Introduction (0:13) 1 - Compelling preachers are interesting—even when the content is not (3:41) 2 - Recaps and small talk don’t have to be ad-libbed (4:58) 3 - The beginning of a sermon can be used to communicate priorities (6:03) 4 - Consider the context of the entire service (7:03) 5 - Consider the context of your relationship with the congregation (9:07) Wrap up (10:36) Next Episode arrives February 1, 2018! An interview with Robert Carnes - Author, Managing Editor for the Orange Group (Atlanta, GA) Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 55: Living for Another - An Interview with Brent Gambrell
Jan 4 2018
Episode 55: Living for Another - An Interview with Brent Gambrell
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Brent Gambrell - Author, President of Brent Gambrell Ministries (Nashville, TN) General Topic: Living for Another Introduction to Brent (1:02) Call to traveling preaching (4:21) Philosophy of preaching (7:15) Connecting to your listeners (8:52) Inspiration for "Living for Another" (11:49) Why we still miss "one another" (16:14) Why self-help isn't helpful (19:34) Self-care (23:15) Brent's love for Barnabas (25:46) Favorite and most challenging preaching experience (29:03) Easter or Christmas Eve (30:21) Impactful communicators (31:12) Recommended resources (32:41) How to follow Brent (33:57) Reaching out to our guest BrentGambrellMinisstries.com (Brent's website) @BrentGambrell (Facebook) Next Episode arrives January 18, 2018! Breaking the First Rule of Preaching Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 54: 2017 Year in Review
Dec 21 2017
Episode 54: 2017 Year in Review
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! In October 2017, this podcast celebrated its 2-year anniversary! Thank you all so much for listening and supporting the show for the last two years! On this year-end episode, we look back at some memorable moments from 2017 on the podcast. Whether you’ve been a listener from the beginning or you have joined in along the way, this is a great recap. Hint, hint: It would also be a perfect episode to share with friends or colleagues who have yet to listen! Finally, every episode is available in full for listening and downloading completely free. Check out the archives at ArtOfTheSermon.com to find episodes you may have missed or favorites you’d like to listen to again. Intro (1:09) Carey Nieuwhof - Preaching as leadership (2:17) Adam Hamilton - Preaching that connects with the non-religious (5:08) Jorge Acevedo - The benefits of team sermon planning (8:37) Sophia Agtarap - Finding the right voices to speak (12:32) Olu Brown - Building a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive congregation (15:46) Alisha Gordon - The fatherless of Scripture and single mothers (18:25) Dalton Rushing - Preaching when you're not feeling it (21:12) Narcie Jeter - Self care and learning to really trust God (24:15) Ryan O'Neal - Guiding principles for creative work (27:51) Brad Montague - The enduring power of hope (31:17) Next Episode arrives January 4, 2018! An interview with Brent Gambrell, author and President of Brent Gambrell Ministries (Nashville, TN) Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 53: Songwriting and the Art of Christmas - An Interview with Ryan O'Neal (Sleeping At Last)
Dec 7 2017
Episode 53: Songwriting and the Art of Christmas - An Interview with Ryan O'Neal (Sleeping At Last)
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Ryan O'Neal, Songwriter and Musician (Sleeping At Last) General Topic: Songwriting and the Art of Christmas Introduction to Ryan (1:59) Philosophy of songwriting (5:58) Ryan's relationship with faith and the Church (8:59) The Enneagram Project and Ryan's podcast (12:09) Keeping up with the work (14:26) Creative patterns and disciplines (20:44) Artistry and clarity (24:20) Christmas through the eyes of an artist (28:29) Christmas music (31:43) Introduction to "Snow" (36:04) Favorite and most challenging project (39:43) Impactful musicians and communicators (41:37) Recommended resources (42:57) How to follow Ryan (45:14) "Snow" by Sleeping At Last (45:49) Reaching out to our guest SleepingAtLast.com Sleeping At Last on Spotify @SleepingAtLast (Twitter) @SleepingAtLast (Instagram) @SleepingAtLast (Facebook) Next Episode arrives December 21, 2017! 2017 Year in Review! Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
Episode 52: The Grace of Dogs - An Interview with Andrew Root
Nov 16 2017
Episode 52: The Grace of Dogs - An Interview with Andrew Root
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Andrew Root - Author, Theologian, and Professor at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) General Topic: The Grace of Dogs Introduction to Andy (2:01) Youth and Family Ministry (2:45) Philosophy of preaching (3:58) Inspiration for "The Grace of Dogs" (6:32) Why are dogs so unique? (10:52) Sidebar on cats (13:47) Dogs and children (14:38) The story behind the title (19:35) Dogs remind us of our humanity (21:32) The struggle to write this book (26:02) Most challenging communication experience (30:43) Easter or Christmas Eve (32:37) Impactful communicators (35:11) Recommended resources (36:40) How to follow Andy (38:16) Reaching out to our guest AndrewRoot.org (Andy's website) @RootAndrew (Twitter) Next Episode arrives December 7, 2017! An interview with Ryan O'Neal, Songwriter and Musician (Sleeping At Last) Connect with the Show I would love to hear what you think about the show—especially this episode. You can connect with the show and send me your feedback through the following channels: Facebook - Facebook.com/ArtOfTheSermon Twitter- Twitter.com/ArtOfTheSermon Instagram- Instagram.com/ArtOfTheSermon Comment on the Show Notes post at ArtOfTheSermon.com Art of the Sermon is a project by Dan Wunderlich of Defining Grace. Learn more at DefiningGrace.com Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these show notes may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.