Will Willimon makes big statements, and has the capacity with words to back those statements up. Introducing his book Leading With The Sermon, Willimon expands on his provocative opening statement. Preaching is the most important task of an ordained leader. Preaching is at the centre of pastoral work not only because in preaching a pastor …

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In this post about ways that preachers can evaluate their own sermons, Kevin DeYoung offers some diagnostic questions preachers can ask themselves about their own preparation and sermons. The ten questions range across different aspects of the preacher’s life, but I found these three to be challenging in the context of frequent and regular sermon …

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Leading With The Sermon is a new book on preaching by Will Willimon. This taste demonstrates why I’m looking forward to it. Preaching is at the center of pastoral work not only because in preaching a pastor is with more members of the congregation, in a more intentional and focused way, than in any other …

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The words ‘sermon’ and ‘preaching’ fall out of use in some churches for a variety of reasons, both social and theological. None of the replacement words or phrases really embrace the fulness of God imparting his grace to his people that is the act of a sermon being preached. Whatever it’s called, as long as …

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