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Tony Merida is a professor and practitioner of preaching and church planting in Raleigh, North Carolina. He describes the five steps he works through in sermon preparation, how it’s beneficial for him to talk it out with others as he prepares, and why he thinks we need to recognize how poets and song writers are the theologians of a culture. Follow @tonymerida // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> About Tony Pastor, professor, husband and father of five, Tony Merida is a leading evangelical voice on biblical exposition, church planting, global missions, and orphan care. Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He also serves as a professor of preaching and church planting at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. His books include Faithful Preaching; Orphanology; Ordinary (January); Proclaiming Jesus; and eight volumes in the new Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series (B&H), of which he also serves as a general editor, along with Danny Akin and David Platt. Books Tony MeridaTony MeridaTony MeridaTony Merida Gear Tony MeridaTony Merida The post Tony Merida appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Mandy Smith is our conversation partner this week as she discusses her unexpected journey to being a lead pastor, the shortage of good examples to learn from for women who preach, and how her own work as an artist has helped shape her sermon preparation. Resources and links mentioned: Barbara Brown Taylor Jo Saxton Dan Kimball The Week Leadership Journal About Mandy Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith serves as lead pastor at University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the creator of The Collect, a citywide trash-to-art project. Mandy’s latest book is Making a Mess and Meeting God: Unruly Ideas and Everyday Experiments for Worship and she lives with her professor husband and two children in a little house where the teapot is always warm. Books Mandy Smith Gear Mandy SmithMandy SmithMandy Smith The post Mandy Smith appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Things got a little mixed around this week as I went from host to guest, and invited my friend Shane Blackshear, from the Seminary Dropout podcast, to serve as host. Thanks so much, Shane! Episode sponsor: Deidox Films — Modeling Faith through Film — Watch the film “Robert” as an example of a film you might use as reflection on the cross leading up to Easter. Resources and links mentioned: Austin Mustard Seed John’s personal blog Logos Wiki // Bible Intersect search — so useful! Sermonsmith interview with Wade Hodges Follow @beardonabike // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> Follow @johnchandler // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> Books John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear) Gear John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear)John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear) The post John Chandler (with guest host Shane Blackshear) appeared first on Sermonsmith.
The Reverend Thomas McKenzie lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters. He is the founding pastor of Church of the Redeemer (Anglican). He’s the author of The Anglican Way (a guide to Anglican Christianity) and The Harpooner (a devotional guide to Advent). Thomas is a Benedictine oblate of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, New Mexico. He reviews films for TheRabbitRoom.com, OneMinuteReview.com, and Ed Stetzer’s syndicated TV show “The Exchange.” Resources and Links Mentioned: How I Write a Sermon — ThomasMcKenzie.com Support Sermonsmith: Become a Sermonsmith patron at Patreon Follow @thomasmckenzie // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> Books Thomas McKenzieThomas McKenzieThomas McKenzie Gear Thomas McKenzie The post Thomas McKenzie appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Wade is the Senior Minister for the Preston Road Church of Christ in Dallas. He attended Abilene Christian University where he earned degrees in Communication and Christian Ministry. He’s served churches in Bellingham, Washington; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Austin, Texas. He’s the author of Train for Something Greater: An Athlete’s Guide to Spiritual Fitness. He’s married to Heather. They have two boys, Caleb and Elijah. Resources and links mentioned: When to Leave…Before You Go: Two Books for Pastors in Transition WadeHodges.com Follow @wadehodges // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> Books Wade HodgesWade HodgesWade HodgesWade Hodges Gear Wade HodgesWade HodgesWade Hodges The post Wade Hodges appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Joe Thorn takes a break from final edits to a tardy book manuscript to describe how he seeks to balance law and gospel in each sermon, how they make it a priority to develop new preachers in their young church, and how the most impressive beard in Sermonsmith history is a reminder of a significant season of growth. Follow @joethorn // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> About Joe Joe is the founding and Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, IL, and the author of Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself (Crossway/ReLit). He was a contributor to The Story ESV Bible and The Mission of God Study Bible. Joe is a graduate of Moody Bible Inst. (BA) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv). He and his wife Jen have four children. He blogs here at joethorn.net and at The Christward Collective. Books Joe ThornJoe ThornJoe ThornJoe ThornJoe Thorn Gear Joe ThornJoe ThornJoe Thorn The post Joe Thorn appeared first on Sermonsmith.
A.J. Swoboda joins us from Portland(ia) and describes his hard drive full of pericopes, how he begins his sermon preparation by thinking about his context, and why you will never ever see him anywhere without his handy Moleskine. Resources and links mentioned: Portlandia Martin Lloyd-Jones Sermons John Stott Sermons Follow @mrajswoboda // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> About AJ A. J. Swoboda (Ph. D., Theology) is an assisting professor of theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. As well, he teaches at LIFE Pacific College and New Hope Christian College. A. J. and his wife, Quinn, started and serve the Theophilus urban church community in the Hawthorne District of Portland, Oregon. Previous to this, A. J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His creative doctoral research explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. He’s a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He’s the author of Messy: God Likes It That Way (Kregel) and Tongues and Trees: Towards a Pentecostal Ecological Theology. You can find his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com. Books A.J. SwobodaA.J. SwobodaA.J. SwobodaA.J. SwobodaA.J. Swoboda Gear A.J. SwobodaA.J. SwobodaA.J. Swoboda The post A.J. Swoboda appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Abram Kielsmeier-Jones is the pastor of Union Congregational Church in Magnolia, MA, a youth ministry consultant, a husband and father, and a follower of Jesus. He spent more than a decade in youth ministry, working at small, mid-sized, and large churches  in Illinois, Virginia, and Massachusetts.  He has also led in other church ministry capacities, including leading worship music, preaching, and consulting.... Read more » The post 58: Abram Kielsmeier-Jones appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Dan White Jr. co-planted Axiom Church when a core of families moved into the city of Syracuse, NY for a compelling dream; to submerge faith-communities deep into under-resourced neighborhoods. Dan Jr. is also a church planting strategist with the V3 Movement. Weekly, he coaches cohorts from around the country through an 18-month missional training system. Dan is also co-founder of... Read more » The post Dan White appeared first on Sermonsmith.
T. Scott Daniels is senior pastor at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene. Scott has also pastored in Pasadena, California and Richardson, Texas and until recently served as the dean of School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at churches, camp meetings, and college campuses. He received his BA from Northwest Nazarene... Read more » The post 75: Scott Daniels appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Phil Nellis joins us from drizzle drenched Seattle, though he claims the sun was shining. He describes how growing up in Mexico shaped how he prepares sermons, why he finds great value in the lectionary study group he helped form, and how his preparation varies one Sunday a month for a community midrash rather than a sermon. Resources and links mentioned: Phil’s Tumblr Phil on the Facebook Wits End Church NET Bible Bible Hub Explosions in the Sky Album Leaf Earth Godly Play About Phil Previously from Chicago & Oaxaca, Mexico, I moved to Seattle with my wife Ruth in 2004 to pursue MDiv studies at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. I’ve been a part of the Wits’ End Church community since 2005, serving first as a pastoral intern and then as the director of worship arts before receiving the call to pastor in this place in 2009. Since coming to Seattle, we have grown our family by three boys- Sylas, Judah and Ezra. I enjoy making things out of wood, playing frisbee golf, tromping through the forest with my sons, the absurd, vinyl records, theology desde abajo, walks with my beloved, most things artisanal and sitting by a fire with a good conversation partner. Ruth and I are passionate about living simply, creatively and intentionally in community on our urban homestead. Alongside my work in this community, I teach adjunct classes in theology and do bit of free-lance artwork. Books Phil NellisPhil NellisPhil NellisPhil NellisPhil NellisPhil Nellis Gear Phil NellisPhil Nellis The post Phil Nellis appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Tim Keel, of Jacob’s Well church, joins us from Kansas City with much goodness to share about his sermon preparation workflows in our longest interview to date. He shares about the importance of good tools to capture ideas, the value of regular study leaves, and his need for tacticity (yes, I may have just created a new word) through white boards, paper books and plain old copy paper. Resources and links mentioned: Ben Witherington Jacob’s Well Podcast Facebook video on strangers and intimacy Follow @timothykeel // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> About Tim Tim Keel is the Senior Pastor at Jacob’s Well Church in Kansas City, Missouri. After spending 11 years as the founding pastor of Jacob’s Well, Tim and his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand (January 2010), where he was the Senior Fellow for Congregational Studies at Laidlaw College. He returned to Jacob’s Well in 2011 and is excited to be a part of the community once again. Tim is married to Mimi and they have three children: Mabry, Annelise, and Blaise. Tim has a BFA in Design and Illustration from the University of Kansas and a MDiv from Denver Seminary. He is the author of Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Metaphor, Narrative, and Chaos and a forthcoming volume on Ecclesiastes in the Resonate Bible Commentary series from Intervarsity Press. Books Tim KeelTim KeelTim KeelTim KeelTim KeelTim Keel Gear Tim KeelTim KeelTim KeelTim KeelTim Keel The post Tim Keel appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the director of Blessed Earth Northwest, an organization focused on creation care issues and Sabbath in the Pacific Northwest. A.J. also serves as the executive director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance—a consortium of Christian higher-ed schools that provide Christian training in creation care and are implementing sustainable practices. Previous to this, A.J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His doctoral research at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. A.J. is also the curator of greenjesus.com, a site on creation care. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. A.J. is the author of Subversive Sabbath (Brazos Press), The Dusty Ones (Baker), and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology (Baker Academic). Resources and Links Mentioned: AJ’s Website 5 Ways to Recover After Your Sermon (Preaching Today) Support Sermonsmith: Become a Sermonsmith patron at Patreon Follow @mrajswoboda // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> The post 94 – AJ Swoboda Returns appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Kurt Willems (M.Div., Fresno Pacific) is the founding pastor of Pangea. He is also a graduate student at the University of Washington focusing on early Christianity, Greco-Roman Religions, and Classical Languages. Kurt writes for various print and online publications including his site The Pangea Blog and is also on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. His latest project is The Paulcast: A... Read more » The post 79 – Kurt Willems appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Jorge Acevedo loves Jesus Christ and his Church. Touched by the grace of God at seventeen, he was never the same. Rescued from a life of addictions, his greatest delight is connecting people to Jesus and the Church. Born in Puerto Rico, Jorge at the age of four months, moved with his family to the United States where he was... Read more » The post 86 – Jorge Acevedo appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Justin is the Campus Pastor of Church on Morgan, a multi-site community of Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC and holds a M.Div from Duke Divinity School and a M.S.W. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife Nicole have two children, Levi and Stella. Resources and Links Mentioned: This American Life Podcast... Read more » The post Justin Morgan appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Pastor Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons- Quentin, Myles and Jaden. He serves the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, as the Lead Pastor. An award winning author of five books (God on Paper; A Cross Shaped Gospel; Letters to a Birmingham Jail; Right Color/Wrong Culture and Saving the... Read more » The post 81 – Pastor Bryan Loritts appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Matt Tebbe settles in front of the mic in the shadow of the Fighting Irish. He tells us how his primary role as a spiritual formation pastor shapes his preaching, how sermon preparation is as much about paying attention as it is about time, and how he’s learned the hard way that his preaching is effective if he doesn’t direct it toward the heart. Resources and links mentioned: The Moth Podcast Radiolab Podcast Jonathan Martin Podcast Life on the Vine River Valley Church Matt’s blog Follow @matttebbe // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> About Matt I have a passion to help people listen and respond to Jesus in communities of grace and love. I get excited when people’s lives are completely disrupted and reordered by God’s audacious love for the sake of our world. Teaching, discipling, asking provocative questions, praying, listening, and pressing ever deeper into what God has for us – this kind of stuff fires me up. My beautiful wife of over 13 years, Sharon, and I grew up in Indianapolis before moving to the greater Chicagoland area for grad school. I served as a bi-vocational co-pastor at Life on the Vine for over 4 years before moving to Mishawaka, IN in 2010 to accept the Pastor of Spiritual Formation position at River Valley Church . I blog regularly, and enjoy playing golf, running, hiking, and raising our two children Deacon (5) and Celeste (1 1/2) Books Matt TebbeMatt TebbeMatt TebbeMatt Tebbe Gear Matt Tebbe The post Matt Tebbe appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Mike Baker joins us from the edge of Normal. He tells about his stacks of old sermon outlines that he never looks at, the importance of writing something worthwhile everyday, and how he preaches to an empty auditorium every week. Resources and links mentioned: Monday Morning Pastor Interview with Mike Baker | Christian Standard Blue Letter Bible The Baker Blog Follow @ bakerpastor // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> About Mike Mike Baker is Sr. Pastor at Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois where he preaches almost weekly. He has been married to his wife Sara for 29 years and they have two boys, Michael 25 and Caleb 22. Mike graduated from Johnson Bible College in 1987 with a degree in preaching. He is the author of How Teens Do Church, Counsel Fit For a King, Freedom in Christ and I Am Revealed and Open. Mike loves preaching, writing, running, sports in general, and hanging out with friends. Books Mike BakerMike BakerMike BakerMike BakerMike Baker Gear Mike BakerMike BakerMike BakerMike BakerMike Baker The post Mike Baker appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Jonathan Dodson played the role of both host and interviewee as we held our first live interview in his soothing home office. He describes his weekly rhythms for sermon prep alongside the relational work of a pastor, talks about the value of reading fiction, and even parses some Greek on the fly. Resources and links mentioned: City Life Church Gospel-Centered Discipleship Jonathan’s blog Follow @jonathan_dodson // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> About Jonathan Jonathan K. Dodson (M.Div, Th.M) is happy husband to Robie, and proud father to Owen, Ellie & Rosamund. He is also the lead pastor of City Life church and a leader in The GCM Collective, PlantR and Gospel Centered Discipleship.com. Jonathan is also author of Gospel-Centered Discipleship, Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection (Feb, 2014) and The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing (September, 2014). He enjoys listening to M. Ward, watching sci-fi, and following Jesus. Books Jonathan DodsonJonathan DodsonJonathan DodsonJonathan Dodson Gear Jonathan DodsonJonathan DodsonJonathan DodsonJonathan DodsonJonathan Dodson The post Jonathan Dodson appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Keas Keasler is a preacher by day and a DJ by night in the heart of Miami. Listen in as he describes how he starts all sermon preparation with Lectio Divina, how part of his process includes “juicing’ that bad boy”, and reminds us that church is like a pirate island. Resources and Links Mentioned: Keas’ marching orders (PDF) A Cup Running Over, by Dallas Willard (PDF) Keas’ Lectio Divina Guide (PDF) About Keas Keas Keasler is a pastor and DJ in Miami, FL. He serves as the teaching pastor of Rhythm Church, works with athletes at the University of Miami, and spins records in various places throughout the city. With degrees from Baylor and Princeton, Keas is currently working on a PhD in theology, but also is helping shape a new model of theological education in Miami to bridge the gaps between the seminary, sanctuary, and street. Ordained as a Baptist minister, Keas’ theology and praxis have been shaped by various streams within the Christian family. He has a deep love for the global church, having traveled and done mission work in over forty countries and preached on six continents. Books Keas KeaslerKeas KeaslerKeas KeaslerKeas KeaslerKeas KeaslerKeas KeaslerKeas Keasler Gear Keas KeaslerKeas KeaslerKeas Keasler The post Keas Keasler appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Mike Goldsworthy joins us from sunny Long Beach, California where he pastors Parkcrest Christian Church. Hear how Mike’s sermons develop from staff wide reviews of previous series to quick ideas tapped into an iPhone to the most daunting outline you’ve ever seen. Looks good on you, though, Mike! Resources and links mentioned: Mike’s Sample Outline Sample Series Summary Message Prep Template Scot McKnight Commentary Recommendations The Moth Podcast Poets, Prophets & Preachers Mike’s blog Some follow up comments from Mike on his blog Follow @mikegoldsworthy // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> About Mike Mike Goldsworthy is the Lead Pastor of Parkcrest Christian Church in Long Beach, California, where he has served for 13 years. Through the multiplication of disciples, leaders and churches, Parkcrest has been able to be apart of God’s transformative work in the city. Mike is one of the founders of and currently leads the board for PlantLB, a collaborative, city-centric, church planting endeavor in Long Beach. He lives in Long Beach with his wife, Allison and their son Isaac and daughter Kate. In his spare time, you can find him reading, biking, hiking, flying or just horsing around with his kids. Books Mike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike Goldsworthy Gear Mike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike GoldsworthyMike Goldsworthy The post Mike Goldsworthy appeared first on Sermonsmith.
John Ray is a Youth With A Mission missionary as well as Lead Teaching Elder at Grace Church of Northwest Arkansas. He has almost thirty years of ministry experience in over thirty countries and context as well as a newly minted Masters of Divinity from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. John and his wife Jane have four daughters, Hope, Hannah, Naomi... Read more » The post 55: John Ray appeared first on Sermonsmith.
Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Ken is the author of the international bestseller ‘God in My Everything’. He is a contributor to PreachingToday, the online preaching journal for Christianity Today. Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey. Resources and Links Mentioned: Ken’s articles on Preaching Today Ken’s book: God in my Everything Support Sermonsmith: Become a Sermonsmith patron at Patreon Follow @kenshigematsu // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> The post 88 – Ken Shigematsu appeared first on Sermonsmith.
John Mark Comer lives, works, and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday. He is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church. Prior to planting Bridgetown, John Mark was the lead pastor of a suburban megachurch. Before that, he played in a band. John Mark has a master’s degree in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary and is the author of Garden City, Loveology and newly released God Has a Name. For more of John Mark’s teachings on the Scriptures, Jesus, and life, go to bridgetown.church and sign up for the podcast or visit johnmarkcomer.com. Resources and Links Mentioned: This Cultural Moment podcast with John Mark Comer and Mark Sayers Commonplace book Support Sermonsmith: Become a Sermonsmith patron at Patreon Follow @johnmarkcomer // <![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]></script> Books 93 – John Mark Comer93 – John Mark Comer93 – John Mark Comer Gear 93 – John Mark Comer The post 93 – John Mark Comer appeared first on Sermonsmith.
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Aug 12th, 2013
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Jul 10th, 2018
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