Episode 42: Eight Tips for Veteran Preachers

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Owen Strachan joins me for a recurring guest host episode where he interviews me on preaching. Today’s discussion will be focused tips for veteran preachers. Dr. Strachan is the Director of the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Christian Theology.

Guest(s): Owen Strachan


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • The benefits of the pastor varying his Bible reading plan
  • The notion of going into the pulpit with more study and less notes
  • How the pastor’s emphasis should be more on preparation and less on polish
  • The difference between repreaching passages and repreaching sermons
  • The importance of veteran preachers preaching the hard texts of Scripture
  • The need for the pastor to be aware of cultural concerns but not be driven by them
  • The significance of preaching to your congregation and not at them
  • How decades of ministry make the pastor feel more and less confident simultaneously


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