David Helm

Preacher Mailbag #6 (Preachers Talk, Ep. 74)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 04.18.2024

Just how much of the text should a preacher read before he preaches it? What about rereading while you preach? And how do you deal with a text that has multiple popular interpretations? These are just a few of the questions Jeremy found in the mail bag to discuss with Ed and Dave

On Preaching Apocalyptic Literature (Preachers Talk, Ep. 73)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 04.04.2024

There is no denying it, preaching apocalyptic literature is tough, so why should we do it? What are the unique benefits and challenges to preaching it well? In this episode Dave, Ed, and Jeremy discuss this important genre of literature. 

On Life and the Pulpit (Preachers Talk, Ep. 72)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 03.21.2024

Every pastor lives the majority of life outside the pulpit. How does it affect the preacher? How does the preacher embrace the moment they are in without it dominate the preaching? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy wrestle with the tension between life and the pulpit.

On Preaching Epistles (Preachers Talk, Ep. 71)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 03.07.2024

Most of us who were trained in preaching were trained to preach Epistles. What are the challenges of preaching them? Why is preaching them beneficial for the church? Hear Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss this beloved section of Scripture.

On Preaching Long Passages (Preachers Talk, Ep. 69)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.08.2024

How should a preacher go about preaching long passages? Why should anyone do so in the first place? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy have a short conversation on long texts. 

On Preaching Gospels/Acts (Preachers Talk, Ep. 68)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 01.25.2024

What makes Gospels/Acts so interesting and yet so challenging to preach? How can the preacher preach them well? Ed, Dave, and Jeremy answer these kinds of questions, providing examples from their own preaching.

On Preaching Amidst Church Conflict (Preachers Talk, Ep. 67)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 12.14.2023

How does a preacher do his job well when he knows there is strife in the congregation? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy tackle this difficult topic, giving insight into what to do…and what to avoid.

Preacher Mailbag #5 (Preachers Talk, Ep. 66)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 11.30.2023

Should there be a primary preacher in a pulpit or is team teaching ideal? How do you preach when you just don’t feel like it? These questions, and many more, are pulled out of the mail bag and tossed around between Ed Copeland, Dave Helm, and Jeremy Meeks.

On Preaching Wisdom Literature (Preachers Talk, Ep. 65)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 11.16.2023

Wisdom is intensely practical, and yet also intensely difficult to preach sometimes. How can a preacher do it well? Why should we preach it in the first place? Listen in as Dave Helm, Ed Copeland, and Jeremy Meeks wrestle with an often neglected area of literature.

On Preaching in Diverse International Contexts, with John Folmar (Preachers Talk, Ep. 63)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, J. Folmar | 10.05.2023

Preaching is never easy, but the diversity of one’s audience can make it a particular challenge…and joy. John Folmar joins Dave and Jeremy to discuss preaching and training others to do the same in Dubai.

On Preaching as Pastoral Ministry, with Mark Dever (Preachers Talk, Ep. 61)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland, M. Dever | 09.07.2023

Preachers Talk is back! In this episode, Dave and Jeremy are joined by a special guest, Mark Dever.

On Preaching Prophets (Preachers Talk, Ep. 60)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 07.13.2023

It’s not uncommon for a pastor’s preaching schedule to linger on the Gospels and epistles and look past the major and minor prophets. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy chats with Dave and Ed about why they love preaching prophetic literature—and why your pastor should, too.

On Weddings (Preachers Talk, Ep. 59)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 06.29.2023

Weddings are wonderful for the bride, the groom, and all their friends and family. But for the preacher? It can be challenging. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Dave, Ed, and Jeremy offer counsel on how to preach well at a wedding.

On Training Preachers, with Michael Lawrence (Preachers Talk, Ep. 58)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland, M. Lawrence | 06.15.2023

Is it even possible to train preachers? If so, why is going to seminary only helpful but insufficient?

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Dave and Jeremy discuss all this and more with their guest Michael Lawrence.

On Preaching Old Testament History (Preachers Talk, Ep. 57)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 06.01.2023

Listen in as Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss preaching Old Testament History and share examples from their own pulpit work.

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