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Preaching Coach is a podcast that seeks to help people communicate the Word of God with clarity, competence, and confidence!

Preaching Coach Podcast Dr. David L Allen

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Preaching Coach is a podcast that seeks to help people communicate the Word of God with clarity, competence, and confidence!

    Planning Your Preaching With Stephen Rummage: Part 1

    Planning Your Preaching With Stephen Rummage: Part 1

    This week on the Preaching Coach Podcast Dr. David L. Allen interviews Dr. Stephen Rummage the Senior Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In part one of a two-part interview, Dr. Allen and Dr. Rummage discuss expository preaching and how to plan your preaching. 
    Dr. Stephen Rummage's Book: Planning Your Preaching  

    • 29 min
    Ask The Coach

    Ask The Coach

    In this edition of the Preaching Coach podcast, Dr. David L. Allen seeks to answer some common questions he is often asked related to sermon delivery. 
    Questions For The Coach 
    What is an appropriate length for a sermon?
    How many notes should you use in your sermon?
    How do you maintain good eye contact throughout your preaching?  
    Should you use visuals or props in your preaching? 

    • 32 min
    Writing For Great Communication: Part 3

    Writing For Great Communication: Part 3

    On this edition of the Preaching Coach podcast, Dr. David L. Allen continues his series of episodes on Writing for Great Communication! Preachers are writers, whether you manuscript your sermons or write a sermon brief or even simply sermon notes you are writing. Prior to preaching the Word of God, you are writing in preparation to communicate the truths of scripture! 
    However, in this final episode for Writing For Great Communication Dr. Allen addresses writing as part of your pastoral ministry for your church. Learn to communicate with clarity, competence, and confidence in your writing of letters, emails, and church newsletter. 

    • 25 min
    Writing for Great Communication: Part 2

    Writing for Great Communication: Part 2

    On this edition of the Preaching Coach podcast, Dr. David L. Allen continues his series of episodes on writing for great communication! Preachers are writers, whether you manuscript your sermons or write a sermon brief or even simply sermon notes you are writing. Prior to preaching the Word of God, you are writing in preparation to communicate the truths of scripture! This episode will focus on word choice and how to paint pictures with our use of language.  

    • 29 min
    Writing For Great Communication: Part 1

    Writing For Great Communication: Part 1

    On this edition of the Preaching Coach podcast, Dr. David L. Allen begins a series of episodes on writing for great communication! Preachers are writers, whether you manuscript your sermons or write a sermon brief or even simply sermon notes you are writing. Prior to preaching the Word of God, you are writing in preparation to communicate the truths of scripture! Now on the podcast, learn how to develop and improve your writing skills.
    Books to Read On Writing
    Stephen King - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
    William K. Zinsser – On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction
    Rolf Dobelli – The Art of Thinking Clearly
    William Strunk – The Elements of Style
    Francine Prose – Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
    Anne Lamott – Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
    Benjamin Dreyer – Dryer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
    Douglas Wilson – Writers to Read: Nine Names That Belong on Your Bookshelf


    Tools You Need for Writing
    Dictionary
    Thesauruses
    A Book on English Grammar – Harbrace


    Other Books Recomendations
    Warren W. Wiersbe - Preaching And Teaching With Imagination: The Quest For Biblical Ministry 

    • 27 min
    How To Choose and Use Commentaries

    How To Choose and Use Commentaries

    Dr. Allen’s Commentary Suggestions

    This is not an exhaustive list. These are highlights of people you ought to read.

    Figures in Church History to Read if Time Allows
    •John Chrysostom
    •Augustine of Hippo
    •Origin
    •Martin Luther
    •John Calvin
    •Puritan Preachers
    •John Wesley
    •Charles Spurgeon
    •Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    •John Stott

    Commentary or Sermon Series
    •Charles Simeon – Expository Sermon Outlines
    •Alexander Maclaren – Expositions of Holy Scripture
    •G Campbell Morgan – Westminster Pulpit
    •James Montgomery Boice
    •Kent Hughes – Preaching the Word Series
    •John Phillips – Commentary Series
    •Warren W. Wiersbe – be series or Bible Exposition Commentary
    •Baker Old Testament and New Testament Exegetical Commentary
    •The Bible Knowledge Commentary
    •The Bible Speaks Today
    •The Concordia Commentary Series
    •The Expositors Bible Commentary Series & Revised
    •The Exegetical Guides to The Greek New Testament
    •The IVP New Testament Commentary
    •The New American Commentary Series
    •The New International Commentary on the Old Testament and New Testament
    •The NIV Application Commentary Series
    •The Pillar New Testament Series
    •The Tyndall Commentary Series
    •The Word Biblical Commentary Series
    •The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
    •The Big Greek Idea Series
    •Lexham Press – The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series
    •The Summer Institute of Linguistic Commentary Summaries
    •Kerux Commentaries by Kregel
    •The Story of God Commentary

    List of Commentary Surveys
    •Cyril J. Barber – The Minister’s Library
    •Kenneth L. Barker, Bruce K. Waltke – Bibliography for Old Testament Exegesis and Exposition 3rd edition
    •David R. Bauer – An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources for Ministry
    •D.A. Carson – New Testament Survey
    •Brevards S. Childs – Old Testament Books for Pastors and Teachers
    •Frederick W. Danker – Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study
    •John F. Evans – A Guide To Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works
    •Joseph A. Fitzmyer – An Introductory Bibliography for the Study of Scripture
    •John Glynn - Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources
    •Kregel Publishing - A Classic Bible Study Library for Today
    •Tremper Longman III – Old Testament Commentary Survey
    •Ralph P. Martin - New Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher
    •Douglas Moo - An Annotated Bibliography on the Bible and the Church
    •Jim Rosscup – Commentaries for Biblical Expositors
    •David M. Scholer - A Basic Bibliographic Guide for New Testament Exegesis
    •Wilbur Smith – Profitable Bible Study
    •Charles Spurgeon – commenting and commentaries
    •Douglas K. Stuart - A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries
    •Warren W. Wiersbe – A Basic L

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Ypastor29 ,

Yes! This is what we need!

Thankful for Dr. Allen’s ongoing contribution and mentorship and now this podcast is like an ongoing homiletical infusion for anyone who desires to grow in their preaching! I am not only listening but will also be sharing!

textdriven student ,

Pierre

I studied under Dr Allen. His text-driven preaching approach influenced me to pursue a senior pastorate.

MCooper24 ,

Listen and Imitate!

I am looking forward to the excellent material produced by Dr. Allen. His passion for and expertise in preaching is enthusiastic. A preacher would do well to listen attentively and rigorously to all that Allen shares on the Preaching Coach Podcast.

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