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Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Anyalysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon

All posts by Charley Reeb

Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Anyalysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon

Over the last few days it seems the whole world has been talking about a 14 minute sermon. This should encourage those of us who are called to preach. The next time you think sermons can’t make an impact in this world remember this week and how a passionate message on God’s love touched the … Continue reading Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Anyalysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

8 Signs Your Congregation Is Not Happy With Your Preaching (and What to Do About It)

How’s your preaching? We all want to be effective preachers and grow our churches, but do you know if your congregation is pleased with you in the pulpit? Here are 8 signs that you need to make some changes: You don’t receive any feedback Although it’s unhealthy for preachers to live or die by feedback, … Continue reading 8 Signs Your Congregation Is Not Happy With Your Preaching (and What to Do About It) <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

5 Things Seminary Didn’t Teach You about Preaching

During a recent podcast I was asked, “Why aren’t there more effective preachers in the mainline church?” My response was that one reason is lack of training. Most mainline seminaries only require one introductory preaching class to graduate with an M.Div. What’s worse is the typical preaching intro class is not very practical for parish … Continue reading 5 Things Seminary Didn’t Teach You about Preaching <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

4 Reasons Why Your Sermons Should Be Shorter

“I could write shorter sermons but when I get started I’m too lazy to stop.” You Will Get to The Point Quicker One of the most frustrating things to listeners is when preachers take forever getting to their why. They begin the sermon with a long joke or a drawn out introduction. Listeners are thinking, … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Your Sermons Should Be Shorter <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

6 Lies Preachers Tell Themselves about Church Growth

As long as I preach the word of God my church will grow Good luck with that! Preachers can’t just open the Bible and start preaching and expect people to flock to their churches. Much of the culture is skeptical of the Bible and don’t feel it’s relevant to their lives. Preachers must first convince … Continue reading 6 Lies Preachers Tell Themselves about Church Growth <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Ten Books Every Preacher Must Read

Every leader is a reader. The same goes for preachers. The effective preachers I know are constantly trying to improve their craft by reading the best books on preaching and communication. Here are ten books I believe every preacher must read. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte Nancy Duarte is a … Continue reading Ten Books Every Preacher Must Read <span class="meta-nav">→</span>