To make slides more impactful, pay attention to the basic principles of photography.
One of the most helpful books I’ve read in a while is Bowdle’s Rethink Communication. It’s all specifically about churches and how we communicate. I
People’s lives are constantly stimulated and distracted. To keep them with you, you must vary your content style frequently.
If it’s all on your slides, why do they need you? Let visuals be an aid, not a replacement.
Speak to the intersection of theology and life. If your theology doesn’t “become flesh” it won’t provide anything useful.
If you want people to put your message into action, help them put it into steps they are capable of taking.
One of the best ways to make a story come to life is to help people explore it through their senses.
An introductory post for a new series of short insights on preaching.
Good preaching informs, but great preaching transforms. Dr. Rob O’Lynn shares his research, imagining how preachers can utilize transformative learning theory in how they help their congregations grow spiritually.
Good preaching informs, but great preaching transforms. Dr. Rob O’Lynn shares his research about how preachers can utilize transformative learning theory in helping their congregations to grow spiritually. Carefully crafted applications help the sermon move from the mind to the heart, and ultimately to the hands of the listeners who live into the new possibilities which the Word imagines.
Thoughts about the different ways we can be motivated to speak on God’s behalf and how in a vocation of preaching and teaching this develops over time.
If you are wanting to teach a larger book of the Bible without overwhelming your listeners, here are three strategies for making larger, complex books more accessible.
When I was preparing to preach about the parables of Jesus, I came across John Dominic Crossan’s book, The Dark Interval: Toward a Theology of Story. The