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What Does Your Podium Preach?

Like it or not, before you ever say a word your audience will make a judgment about you based on appearance alone. Right or wrong, it is simply human nature. People who have been in your church for a long time may get used to the way things are and begin to overlook appearance. But […]

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7 Safeguards for Humor in Preaching

7 Safeguards for Using Humor in Preaching

Laughter is good for the soul. Think back to a time when you and your friends or family burst into uncontrollable laughter. Aren’t these some of the best moments of your life? Laughter unites us. It reminds us that we are all imperfect. Plus it just feels good. There are some who argue that there […]

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3 Speed Preaching - Master Preaching Pace

3 Speed Preaching: Master Your Speaking Pace

You step on stage. The lights come up. Everyone is looking at you. Adrenaline starts pumping as your fight or flight response kicks in. You are nervous. You are about to preach a sermon. The problem: the nerves and adrenaline that are common in public speaking naturally cause pastors to preach too fast. You are […]

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preaching without notes

7 Benefits of Preaching Without Notes

Growing up, I never wanted to be a pastor because public speaking was one of my biggest fears. If I were to have ranked my worst fears in order, it would have been: Girls Public speaking Death Speaking to girls My first sermon was terrible. I hid behind the biggest podium I could find, clutching […]

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10 Things Pastors Should Learn from TED Talks

10 Things Pastors Should Learn From TED Talks

Have you ever watched a really good TED talk? Like this one, this one, or this one. TED talks are some of the best presentations on the planet. The idea of a great TED talk becomes viral. As pastors, I believe we communicate the most important “idea” ever. If we want to reach our culture, we […]

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