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A podcast hosted by Midwestern Seminary President Dr. Jason K. Allen.

Preaching and Preachers Jason K. Allen

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5, 52 Ratings

A podcast hosted by Midwestern Seminary President Dr. Jason K. Allen.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Pastor D39 ,

Good but let the man talk

I agree with the recent review that I read here. Dr. Allen is brilliant but we want to hear what the interviewee is having to say. It seems that they get to speak for a moment then Dr. Allen gives all the reasons why he does what he does.

samchoi ,


I used to love this podcast. However, it's increasingly become self-promoting and unhelpful. I've been thinking about this for months and just have had enough after the last few.

Most episodes go like this:
1. Dr. Allen introduces the interviewee (they're always top notch).
2. Dr. Allen asks a few initial questions about the subject. But rather than making the interviewee the star, he interjects little points from his own experience.
3. Let's pause for an Advertisement from Midwestern.
4. Dr. Allen continues to conversation and speaks equally, if not more than the guest (This was especially true during the Dr. Vines interview), while usually name dropping (example Adrian Rodgers episode). For sure, they're helpful references, but just too much Jason!
5. Most interviews conclude with only a little content conveyed, the listener thinking about additional theological education, and how clever and well-connected Dr. Allen is.

Overall, this podcast would be so much better if Dr. Allen sought to make the guest the star and would limit his speech. He's clearly brilliant but he shines too much. That comes across as self-promoting. I understand the necessity of the Ads but combined with how much it Dr. Allen speaks, it's just too much.

Hoping for more!

Jkerb86 ,

Needs Attention to Audio Issues

The podcast has solid content and covers a great variety of topics concerning pastoral ministry. Unfortunately, the audio quality on the podcast makes it very difficult to enjoy. Jason Allen is clear enough but the guests are so quiet that you can't turn the volume up loud enough to make it any better, then when it goes back to Allen he blows your ears off. Not sure if the audio engineer quality checks the episodes before sending them out? This is not the first comment about the audio but since the other comment received 5-stars it may have been overlooked. I really want to continue listening to this podcast because the topics and guests are pertinent to pastoral life, but if the audio issues aren't addressed I could not recommend this podcast to others. Thanks.

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