Preachers' Talk

On Ethos (Preachers Talk, Ep. 22)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 04.08.2021

What’s ethos? That vital and indispensable attribute of credibility.

Preachers Mailbag #1 | Preachers Talk

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 03.25.2021

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks pulls from the mailbag and asks Ed Copeland and David Helm questions about preaching.

On Conclusions | Preachers Talk, Ep. 20

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 03.11.2021

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about how to thoughtfully conclude a sermon.

On Typology | Preachers Talk, Ep. 19

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.25.2021

Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about preaching and typology.

On Rhetoric (with Robert Kinney) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 18

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, R. Kinney | 02.11.2021

How important is a preacher’s rhetoric?

Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Robert Kinney of The Charles Simeon Trust about this under-discussed topic.

On Guest Preaching | Preachers Talk, Ep. 17

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 01.28.2021

In this episode of Preachers Talk, David Helm sits in the interviewer’s chair and chats with Ed Copeland and Jeremy Meeks about how to approach guest preaching.

On Biblical Quotations and Allusions (with Michael Lawrence) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 16

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, M. Lawrence | 01.14.2021

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Michael Lawrence about how preachers ought to approach the Bible’s many quotations and allusions.

On The Preaching Moment (Preachers Talk, Ep. 15)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 12.17.2020

When God’s people gather for corporate worship to sit under God’s Word, it’s different than a Bible study or a Sunday School class. It is—or at least it should be—transcendent.

On Historical Trajectory (Preachers Talk, Ep. 14)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 12.03.2020

While preparing a sermon, preachers need to pay careful attention to their text’s historical trajectory. What’s “historical trajectory”?

Preachers Talk, Episode 13: On the Personal Process of Writing a Sermon

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 11.12.2020

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks asks Ed and David how the “sermon sausage gets made.” From Sunday to Sunday, how does this sermon-prep and sermon-writing process work?

Preachers Talk, Episode 12: On Discerning the Structure of A Biblical Text

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 10.22.2020

How do you figure out the structure of a biblical text? After you figure out the structure, how then do you create an outline for your sermon?

In Episode 12 of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and K Edward Copeland about this.

Preachers Talk, Episode 11: On Finding Your Voice

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 10.08.2020

Every preacher has been shaped by others preachers. That’s inevitable. But how can preachers find their own voice even as they appreciate their various influences?

Preachers Talk, Episode 10: On Preaching the Gospel

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 09.24.2020

Must you preach it in every sermon? How do you prevent every sermon from sounding the same or flattening your text?

Preachers Talk, Episode 9: On Giving and Receiving Feedback on Preaching

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 08.20.2020

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks talks with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about the value of giving and receiving feedback on preaching.

Preachers Talk, Episode 8: On Planning a Preaching Calendar

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 07.23.2020

How do you decide what to preach? How long should you stay in a book? Doesn’t planning sermons several months out “quench the Spirit”?

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