Preachers on Preaching

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A podcast hosted by Matt Fitzgerald

"I cannot continue to pimp the gospel for my own profit, for my own prestige and power," Ken Samuel decided.
November 14, 2016
Hope springs eternal—except when it doesn't. That's the continual challenge of faith.
November 7, 2016
White flight, preachers and social media, and the tricky relationship between church and world.  
October 30, 2016
Matt talks with Cornelius Plantinga Jr., the former president of Calvin Theological Seminary, about miracles, the collapse of the sacred/secular distinction when “every square inch of creation belongs to Jesus Christ,” and why preachers should read more fiction.
October 23, 2016
This episode consists of some of our favorite moments from episodes 14-33, which aired during our second season in the winter and spring of 2016.
June 26, 2016
Preachers on Preaching editor Neil Ellingson, also co-founder of Root and Branch Church in Chicago, interviews Preachers on Preaching host Matt Fitzgerald about the reasons he started the podcast and what he's learned so far, his own self-contradictory preaching approach, and how grace might come inside rising soap bubbles.
June 19, 2016
Matt talks with Liz Goodman, minister of the United Church of Christ in Monterey, Massachusetts, about the value of ferocity in relationships, being perceived by small-town folks as provocative, and the freedom that comes from being in a pulpit for 15 years.
June 12, 2016
Matt talks to Emily McGinley, site pastor at Urban Village Church Hyde Park-Woodlawn in Chicago, about planting a church for LGBTQ people of color and allies, her own circuitous spiritual journey, and integrating preaching with the congregation’s testimony.
June 5, 2016
Matt talks to Brad Braxton, founding senior pastor of The Open Church in Baltimore, Maryland, about his twin calling as professor and preacher, planting a church of diverse identities and beliefs, and why God might cause fumbles in the pulpit.
May 30, 2016
Matt talks to David Bartlett, American Baptist pastor and coeditor of “Feasting on the Word,” about the necessity of his first call, balancing church and academy, and an approach to scripture that is seen as both dangerous and quaint. 
May 22, 2016
Matt talks to Jennifer Morrow, pastor of Rowayton United Methodist Church in Rowayton, Connecticut, and Timothy Ross, pastor of Hopwood Christian Church in Johnson City, Tennessee, about their weekly sermon collaboration, editing each other’s work, and listening for God’s movement in each other’s congregation.
May 15, 2016
Matt talks to Paul Scott Wilson, who teaches homiletics at the University of Toronto, about the importance of doctrinal clarity in preaching, why God should be the subject of a sermon's verbs, and how preachers can make that happen.
May 8, 2016
Matt talks to Tony Robinson, pastor and consultant, about the myth of the “perfect church,” preaching through fallow periods, and congregations sustaining preachers’ faith.
May 1, 2016