Art of the Sermon

By Dan Wunderlich

“Art of the Sermon” is a show for preachers, teachers, and communicators. My aim is to make a show for leaders in ministry–formally or informally, inside or outside the church–who have an interest in preaching/public speaking and church communication. The primary format for this show is the interview. This allows us to engage with a wide-range of guests on many different aspects of preaching, teaching, and communication. While many of the guests are pastors and preachers, I also believe it is important to learn from those outside the profession of preaching who have something to teach us. Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links on this site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.

  1. 1.
    Episode 71: How to Lead in a World of Distraction - An Interview with Clay Scroggins
    35:35
  2. 2.
    Episode 70: Permission to Go Short This Advent
    4:52
  3. 3.
    Episode 69: Responding to Negative Feedback
    8:43
  4. 4.
    Episode 68: Inside Out
    38:30
  5. 5.
    Episode 67: Replanting the Sermon - An Interview with Abby Norman
    42:03
  6. 6.
    Episode 66: Overcoming Anxiety in Sermon Planning and Writing
    17:14
  7. 7.
    Episode 65: The 3 Arcs
    21:56
  8. 8.
    Episode 64: I'm Still Here - An Interview with Austin Channing Brown
    42:50
  1. 9.
    Episode 63: Better Church Announcements
    16:40
  2. 10.
    Episode 62: Secrets of a Top 5 TED Talk
    15:21
  3. 11.
    Episode 61: Success and Failure - An Interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky - Part 2
    26:45
  4. 12.
    Episode 60: Preaching and Church Growth - An Interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky - Part 1
    24:53
  5. 13.
    Episode 59: The Prayer Wheel - An Interview with David Van Biema
    40:50
  6. 14.
    Episode 58: Identity and Preaching - An Interview with Rev. Justin Coleman
    44:02
  7. 15.
    Episode 57: The Original Storyteller - An Interview with Robert Carnes
    38:08
  8. 16.
    Episode 56: Breaking the First Rule of Preaching
    12:06
  9. 17.
    Episode 55: Living for Another - An Interview with Brent Gambrell
    35:36
  10. 18.
    Episode 54: 2017 Year in Review
    36:02
  11. 19.
    Episode 53: Songwriting and the Art of Christmas - An Interview with Ryan O'Neal (Sleeping At Last)
    50:03
  12. 20.
    Episode 52: The Grace of Dogs - An Interview with Andrew Root
    39:44
  13. 21.
    Episode 51: Preparing for and Preaching Advent - An Interview with Rev. Katie Z. Dawson
    32:49
  14. 22.
    Episode 50: Preaching as Leadership - An Interview with Carey Nieuwhof
    48:22
  15. 23.
    Episode 49: Preaching Through a Dry Season - An Interview with Rev. Dalton Rushing
    37:47
  16. 24.
    Episode 48: Money, Generosity, and Stewardship - An Interview with A.J. Thomas
    36:58
  17. 25.
    Episode 47: The Power of Public Theology - An Interview with Sophia Agtarap
    44:50
  18. 26.
    Episode 46: Sermon Writing and Repurposing - An Interview with Justin Trapp
    28:06
  19. 27.
    Episode 45: Single Moms and the Church - An Interview with Alisha Gordon
    42:46
  20. 28.
    Episode 44: Ministry in Rural Communities - An Interview with Rev. Allen Stanton
    32:38
  21. 29.
    Episode 43: When Sermon Illustrations Aren't "Family Friendly" - An AOTS Minisode
    15:46
  22. 30.
    Episode 42: Ministry in a Big City - An Interview with Rev. Olu Brown
    29:32
  23. 31.
    Episode 41: Preaching with Purpose - An Interview with Rev. Adam Hamilton
    36:55
  24. 32.
    Episode 40: Young Adult Ministry - An Interview with Rev. Chris Abel
    43:11
  25. 33.
    Episode 39: That'll Preach! - An Interview with Rev. Charley Reeb
    34:47
  26. 34.
    Episode 38: 8 Ways Guest Preachers Can Enhance Your Ministry - An AOTS Minisode
    17:23
  27. 35.
    Episode 37: Politics and the Pulpit - An Interview with Rev. Jim Harnish
    42:09
  28. 36.
    Episode 36: Love, Joy, Creativity, and Space Jam - An Interview with Brad Montague
    42:45
  29. 37.
    Episode 35: The Focus of Church Communications - An Interview with Kenny Jahng
    23:39
  30. 38.
    Episode 34: The Sermon as a Literal Conversation - An Interview with Rev. Brian Combs
    38:10
  31. 39.
    Episode 33: When Cancer Steals Your Voice - An Interview with Rev. Narcie Jeter
    34:31
  32. 40.
    Episode 32: Interesting Preaching - An Interview with Rev. Eric Huffman
    39:58
  33. 41.
    Episode 31: Team Sermon Preparation – An Interview with Rev. Jorge Acevedo
    40:47
  34. 42.
    Episode 30: 2016 Year in Review
    36:09
  35. 43.
    Episode 29: Online and Social Media Ministry – An Interview with Jay Kranda
    35:31
  36. 44.
    Episode 28: Intergenerational Ministry – An Interview with Rev. Melissa Cooper
    43:47
  37. 45.
    Episode 27: Understanding and Connecting with Emerging Generations – An Interview with Kristen Soltis Anderson
    31:24
  38. 46.
    Episode 26: Preaching as a Tool for Unity – Part 2 with Bishop Ken Carter
    19:07
  39. 47.
    Episode 25: A Career in Preaching - Part 1 with Bishop Ken Carter
    29:29
  40. 48.
    Episode 24: Science, Doubt, and Faith - An Interview with "Science Mike" McHargue
    39:08
  41. 49.
    Episode 23: Poets & Saints - An Interview with Leslie Jordan of All Sons & Daughters
    27:16
  42. 50.
    Episode 22: Communicating and Leading As a Woman - An Interview with HBR's Sarah Green Carmichael
    29:29

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