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Preachers Talk

On Historical Context (Preachers Talk, Ep. 46)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 11.17.2022

Does the audience and author of a biblical book matter? How should such information be used in preaching?

On Engaging the Listener | Preachers Talk, Ep. 45

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 10.20.2022

Should preaching be engaging? What does that even mean? How does it go overboard?

On Literary Context | Preachers Talk, Ep. 44

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 10.06.2022

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.

A Preachers Mailbag #3 | Preachers Talk, Ep 43

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 07.14.2022

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.

On Cultural Relevance | Preachers Talk, Ep. 42

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 06.30.2022

Should preachers concern themselves with cultural relevance? If so, how much?

On Exposition for All (with Mervyn Eloff) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 41

By J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland, M. Eloff | 06.09.2022

Is exposition a construct? Is it something all preachers should do regardless of their geographic and cultural location?

On Beginning Well | Preachers Talk, Ep. 40

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 05.26.2022

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?

On Preaching Discourse | Preachers Talk, Ep. 39

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 05.05.2022

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.

On Preaching Hard Texts | Preachers Talk, Ep. 38

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 04.07.2022

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.

On Preaching Poetry | Preachers Talk, Ep. 37

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 03.03.2022

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.

On Effective Illustration | Preachers Talk, Ep. 36

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.17.2022

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.

On Preaching Narrative | Preachers Talk, Ep. 35

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.03.2022

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.

On Training Women for Exposition (with Colleen McFadden) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 34

By C. McFadden, D. Helm, J. Meeks | 01.20.2022

This week, Jeremy and Dave sit down with Colleen McFadden to discuss how to train women to teach the Bible in complementarian settings.

On Introductions | Preachers Talk, Ep. 33

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 12.17.2021

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.

On Getting Started Late | Preachers Talk, Ep. 32

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 12.03.2021

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.

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