K. Edward Copeland
The Bible was written a long time ago to people who were both very similar to and very different from us.
Listen to this episode of Preachers Talk as Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss how to use and not use cultural context.
Should the preaching calendar make room for holidays? If so, for which? If not, how should the preacher interact with the holiday in the normal course of preaching?
Does the audience and author of a biblical book matter? How should such information be used in preaching?
Should preaching be engaging? What does that even mean? How does it go overboard?
Every text has a literary context. The question is how can we use it well in preaching? This week Dave, Jeremy, and Ed discuss the importance of literary context and give some examples of its importance in their own preaching.
Jeremy goes back to the mailbag to ask your questions to Dave and Ed about all things preaching. They cover everything from listening to other preaching to handling people who want to talk after the preaching.
Should preachers concern themselves with cultural relevance? If so, how much?
Is exposition a construct? Is it something all preachers should do regardless of their geographic and cultural location?
There is a world of difference between preaching on occasion, regular guest preaching, and the weekly ministry of the Word to a single congregation. How does one begin well?
Most preachers are trained to preach discourse. What are the challenges to preaching the most well known parts of the Bible? How can we do it well? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy answer these questions and more.
Sometimes, preachers have to preach hard texts—not “hard” in the sense of challenging to interpret, but in the sense that they’ll challenging for our context. Jeremy, Dave, and Ed talk about how to preach these texts faithfully.
Poetry takes up a significant amount of Scripture. It can be of great help to the hearer and a gift to the preacher. This week Ed, Dave, and Jeremy explain why poetry is so useful and how they preach it.
What are illustrations for? How can preachers use them to good effect in their preaching? In this episode Dave, Ed, and Jeremy seek to answer these questions and more while giving examples from their own work.
Everyone love stories. The Bible is full of stories. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with Dave Helm and Ed Copeland about how to preach the Bible’s narratives well.