I’m always on the hunt for a great resources in the craft of preaching and recently discovered a gem in a podcast called “Sermonsmith.” The host, John Chandler interviews various preachers to learn about their preparation habits, goals of preaching, philosophy and influences. But John also digs into the nuts and bolts of preparation, process, how the preacher spends her or his week etc. The interview is a great balance between vision and execution.
John is a church planter and a natural interviewer. He gets quality content out of his guests, is never in the spotlight and creates a very low key conversational mood. I’m only 3 episodes in, but already marvel at the variety of approaches and preparation styles used. There really is no one correct way to prepare a sermon.
But for preaching nerds out there, it will feed your inner geek to hear how others approach the craft and creativity of week in/week out preaching.