Preachers on Preaching

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A podcast hosted by Matt Fitzgerald

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
Matt talks to Emily Scott, pastor of Saint Lydia's church in Brooklyn, about dinner table liturgy, the immediacy of homiletic dialogue, and writing sermons to elicit storytelling.
March 20, 2016
Matt talks to the Union Theological Seminary president about the church and Trump, "unending" sermon endings, and her book Trauma and Grace.
March 13, 2016
Matt talks to the pastor of Hope CRC in Oak Forest, Illinois, about writing sermons as a person with ADD, being a theological outlier, and deep personal loss.
March 6, 2016
Matt talks to the chair of homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago about homiletical theory, teaching preaching as a preacher, and whether or not some students are "naturals."
February 28, 2016
Matt talks to the pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, about liberal-conservative distinctions, using failure well, and growing slower.
February 21, 2016
Matt talks to the senior minister of The Table UCC in La Mesa about being a black woman in a predominantly white congregation, owning guns and preaching against them, and the influence of standup comedy.
February 14, 2016
Matt talks to the senior minister of Tenth Church in Vancouver about Canadian evangelicalism, becoming a preacher, and swimming as sermon prep.
February 7, 2016
This episode consists of some of our favorite moments from the first 12 episodes, which aired in the fall of 2015. Matt will be back with new interviews with preachers starting next week.
January 31, 2016
Matt talks to the senior pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist in Philadelphia about being the first female pastor there, the clash between her Pentecostal background and her religious studies education, and the false choice between good news and lament.
November 29, 2015
Matt talks to the pastor of Arbor Dale Presbyterian in Banner Elk, North Carolina, about weekly preaching, the preaching persona, and Tee’s unique method of sermon prep.
November 22, 2015