Interviews by Matt Fitzgerald and other audio from the Christian Century magazine.
Parker Palmer talks with Stephen Lewis, Matthew Wesley Williams, and Dori Baker
Shortly after the killing of George Floyd, Parker Palmer hosts a conversation with the authors of Another Way about their book and how it speaks to this time of multigenerational rage, holy listening, and the unveiling of new possibilities.
Fleming Rutledge on trusting in a God who hides
Fleming Rutledge reads her Christian Century article "Divine absence and the light inaccessible," excerpted from her forthcoming book, Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ (Eerdmans).
A conversation with David Brooks about sin and beauty
“We live differently than we say we live," the columnist tells Matt Fitzgerald. "There’s moral judgment all around.”
Episode 40: Lovely Carter, Steve Peterson, and Rachel Adams
Matt talks with his parishioners Lovely Carter, Steve Peterson, and Rachel Adams about the expectations listeners bring to sermons, how God might do something good through bad preaching, and the ways religions are like street gangs.
Episode 39: Marlin Lavanhar
Matt talks with Marlin Lavanhar, senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, about how a group of Pentecostal Universalist Christians changed his preaching, the postliberal critique of Unitarianism, and preaching “belief” to rationally-minded people.
Episode 38: Kenneth Samuel
Matt talks with Ken Samuel, the founding pastor of Victory for the World Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, about journeying toward megachurch ministry, insisting on LGBTQ equality as a Southern Baptist pastor, and rebuilding his church after losing thousands of members.
Each episode leaves me hungry for more!
I listened to the first 15 minutes of Episode 2, and was instantly hooked. Matt reflects and speaks with such deep reverence, curiosity, and respect for the preachers he hosts. The conversations are incredibly insightful and leave me thirsting to learn more about about other people’s experiences in the journey through Christianity. I can’t wait until he hosts preachers from different faiths!
Thank you, Pastor Matt!
Masters Class in Preaching
Listening to Preachers on Preaching is like taking a Masters Class in the art and craft of homiletics. It’s well produced out of the gate (I’ve listened to the first 2 of 3 episodes) and the conversation is substantive and inspiring. I particularly like that it’s not a lectionary-based podcast; I’m far more interested in general reflections on preaching than how so-and-so thinks you should address an upcoming text. I highly recommend this to anyone who preaches or loves listening to excellent preaching.