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How Your Sermon Language Shapes Your Community (A Guest Post)

How Your Sermon Language Shapes Your Community (A Guest Post)

There may be more than one way you and your community relate to one another depending on circumstances. It’s likely that sometimes you preach as an authoritative teacher, and sometimes you speak from your position as a fellow Chirstian. But then ask yourself: how does the way I talk about myself and my community in my sermon signal those relationships?

Want to Preach Better? Write Better. (A Guest Post With a Giveaway & a Request)

Want to Preach Better? Write Better. (A Guest Post With a Giveaway & a Request)

As a writing instructor, I’ve discovered that preachers struggle with the things all writers struggle with. Purpose and audience, clarity and specificity, development of ideas, organization and structure. Planning their writing process. Generating ideas. Re-visioning their drafts. Polishing their sentences. And out of my experience teaching writers, I’ve created a free guide for preachers to help you generate more ideas and write more effectively.

Holy Week Sermons: Choose Your Words Wisely (A Guest Post)

Holy Week Sermons: Choose Your Words Wisely (A Guest Post)

There is a temptation, I feel, during seasons like Lent, Holy Week, or Advent, to lose our own way of communicating God's truths, in favor of covering all of our theological bases. We sometimes wish to be right more than we wish to be ourselves in the pulpit. One can do both. But it all depends on the words we choose.