The one-point sermon

Listening is hard work. That’s why it’s important for sermons to have clear focus.

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Pastoring in partisan times

Four church leaders share how preachers can keep worship holy in today’s highly polarized times.

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Preaching after catastrope

Duke Divinity School professor considers what to take to the pulpit when something bad happens.

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How to hear a sermon

A retired pastor, writes about how to be active listeners and get the most impact from a sermon.

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Preaching/Speaking for Justice – Dec. 2, 2017

The Social Justice Network, a committee of the Michigan Area’s Keep Making Peace, is hosting a Preaching and Speaking for Justice workshop. The event will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd, Lansing 48910, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Teaching leaders of the event are Bishop

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United Methodists are TEDheads

TED Talks, like the Chautaugua speaking tradition, offer up important ideas with heart-felt passion.

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5 things I need from a sermon

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When they come to church, people want a sermon that is more than platitudes and common sense.

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9 things preachers should never say

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Leading Ideas shares Rev. Charley Reeb’s list of nine pulpit no-no’s.

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10 tips for great preaching

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What separates good preachers from great preachers? Rev. Charley Reeb says perspective and preparation.

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Preaching to defeat racism

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Bishop William H. Willimon warns preachers to guard against moralism or sentimentality when engaging congregations about racism.

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