SermonSmith is a series of interviews with thoughtful preachers about the craft of sermon preparation. Guests include Brian Zahnd, Steve Carter, John Mark Comer, Bryan Loritts, AJ Sherrill, Mark Sayers, David Guzik, Tara Beth Leach and more.
97 – Tim Chaddick
A native to California, Tim’s first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, CA before moving to the UK in 2016. These churches are a part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of... Read more »
96 – JR Forasteros
JR Forasteros is an author, pastor and podcaster in Dallas, TX. He serves as Catalyst Church’s teaching pastor and wants to be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl when he grows up. His wife Amanda skates as Mother Terrorista for Assassination City Roller Derby. His book, /Empathy for the Devil/, is available from InterVarsity Press, and you can find his writing at... Read more »
95 – Stephanie Williams O’Brien
Stephanie is one of the founding lead pastors of Mill City Church in urban Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also the Preaching and Ministry Communication professor at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stephanie has opportunities to coach leaders around the country through speaking, coaching and her weekly podcast Lead Stories with her friend Jo Saxton. She is passionate about communities... Read more »
94 – AJ Swoboda Returns
Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the director of Blessed Earth Northwest, an organization focused on creation... Read more »
93 – John Mark Comer
John Mark Comer lives, works, and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday. He is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church. Prior to planting Bridgetown, John Mark was the lead pastor of a suburban megachurch. Before that, he played in a band. John Mark... Read more »
92 – Jim Shemaria
Jim Shemaria is the pastor of Celebration Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). He grew up in Seattle, moved to Michigan for school in 2003 and began working at Celebration in 2008. Jim loves the intimacy and community of small church ministry and divides most of his time between preaching and congregational care. He has also... Read more »
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Solid. Informative. Enlightening.
I discovered this podcast via the 200 Churches podcast and I'm glad I checked it out. I have a deep passion for the art of sermon prep and delivery. This is exactly the focus here. No frills. No sensationalism. No mega-church, rock-star preacher tricks. It's solid discussion on the gloriously painful task of preaching every week. I'm hooked!
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Who doesn’t love to pull back the curtain and see how other pastors are thinking through their work of proclaiming the gospel and teaching the Word? Great stuff.