Episode 208: On What the Simeon Trust Guys Have Learned from Years of Training Preachers (with Michael Lawrence, Jeremy Meeks & Robert Kinney)By J. Meeks, J. Leeman, M. Lawrence, R. Kinney | 06.28.2022
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with a few guys from Simeon Trust to see what they’ve learned after years of training preachers.
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.
This week, Jeremy and Dave sit down with Colleen McFadden to discuss how to train women to teach the Bible in complementarian settings.
Every preacher begins a sermon, but most could begin them better. On this episode Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss what should be in our introductions and why.
Is preaching just a “young man’s game”? On this episode Jeremy, Ed, and Dave consider the benefits to older preachers, both those who start late and those who have been at it for a while.
Every pastor knows they should apply the text. How should we do it well? How can we do it better?
In this episode Jeremy goes through the mailbag, asking a wide variety of questions submitted by listeners to Dave and Ed.
Sermon listeners have objections to what preachers say, believer and unbeliever alike. Dave, Ed, and Jeremy answer the question: What should and can the preacher do in order to name and navigate these objections?
What is it the preacher is trying to do when he preaches? David Helm, Ed Copeland, and Jeremy Meeks discuss the vital task of making an argument in preaching. They tackle what it is and how they go about doing it in their own work.