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articles on the spiritual life and preparation of the preacher.

Many churches reach populations they would never be able to reach without a translator. But, preaching with a translator is not without its challenges. Jim Genesse shares 4 very important things to remember when you are preaching with the assistance of a translator.

What does preaching have to do with personality? Adam Kline shares wisdom regarding Meyers-Briggs Type Indicators.

“Winning never feels as good as losing feels lousy,” said Pat Riley, the former NBA coach. Likewise, preaching a great sermon never feels as good as preaching a bad sermon feels lousy. My worst attempts at preaching have given me far more pain than my successes have brought me joy, and here are some of the factors that contribute to a homiletical flop.

So often, we are tempted to imitate those we admire. But, it can be important in any endeavor to find your own voice and your own way of doing things. How can we find our own preaching voice? Jeremy Smith has helpful advice on how to be authentically yourself in the pulpit.

Preaching is the most visible aspect of pastoral ministry, and sermon preparation is a focal point of a preaching pastor’s week. In my own ministry, sermon preparation takes a lot of time and energy. As a preacher I have occasionally wondered how much time other pastors spend preparing their sermons.

Nobody likes sounding like a broken record. But, chances are, the things that are repeat to you are things your congregation is hearing for the first time. Tom Fuerst shares what he learned about repetition in his preaching and how God can use it to reach people.

Why does it matter how we preach about Jesus? Steve Dunmire shares 5 convictions about why the way we preach about Jesus matters.

Preaching: Does it really still have an effect like it used to? Lenny Luchetti shares why preaching is just as relevant today as it has always been.

It is good to do a very academic study of Scriptural text before preaching it. But, do you also take time for the devotional as well? Leanne Hadley discusses the use of Lectio Divina in sermon preparation.

Preaching during special occasions and services can be very different than preaching on a Sunday morning. Adam Kline shares about preaching at funerals.

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