Preachers on Preaching

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A podcast hosted by Matt Fitzgerald

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
Matt talks to Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, about preaching to oneself to benefit others, certitude’s roots in fear, and balancing authenticity with orthodoxy.
April 24, 2016
Matt talks to the pastor of First Grace UMC in New Orleans about merging a black church and a white church together, preaching in a racially diverse congregation, and how context informs mission.
April 17, 2016
Matt talks to Julian DeShazier, pastor and hip-hop emcee, about being an artist-preacher, churches nurturing their youth’s talents, and the pastor as custodian.
April 10, 2016
Matt talks to Doug Pagitt, founder of Solomon’s Porch, about embracing contemporary culture, a participatory approach to preaching, and everyone acting like pastors.
April 3, 2016
Matt talks to Bill Borden, who teaches psychiatry at the University of Chicago, about transference, unintentional provocations, and Donald Winnicott’s wisdom for preachers.
March 27, 2016