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.

The Surprising Key to Writing Your Sermon Faster

The Surprising Key to Writing Your Sermon Faster

There are times when muscling a sermon from the blank page through gritted teeth is actually counter-productive. When more is actually less. And when effort is not proportional to results. When we find ourselves dreading the blinking cursor at the top of our empty document, we may want to try a different tool than pure effort.

Becoming a Better Preacher: A Case Study with Pastor Andrea Myers

Becoming a Better Preacher: A Case Study with Pastor Andrea Myers

I'm building a more robust toolkit, or artist’s palette, so that I can deliberately choose the right tool or style to communicate a given message. While I'm still writing on Saturdays (for now!), I'm never starting from a blank page, which has helped me to fall in love with preaching again.

A 4-Step Process to Connect Scripture to Your Listeners’ Lives

A 4-Step Process to Connect Scripture to Your Listeners’ Lives

When the cultures and circumstances of Scripture seem irrelevant or unfamiliar, how do we help our listeners connect. How do we find the truth that transcends time and context? This 4-step process helps you look at the human condition beneath the circumstances to find the the ways God showed up then and continues to show up now.

Easter Retreat for Preachers (Free Download)

Easter Retreat for Preachers (Free Download)

After you’ve poured yourself out through Holy Week and Easter, here’s our guided retreat for you and the Risen One. You don’t even have to leave home to enjoy it. It’s structured for your choice of ninety minutes, three hours, or six. Enjoy every slow, quiet minute of it.