Episode 36: Tips for Beginning Preachers

Preaching and Preachers
Episode 36: Tips for Beginning Preachers

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Owen Strachan joins me as a guest host for a discussion on tips for beginning preachers. Owen Strachan is the Director of the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Christian Theology.

Guest(s): Owen Strachan


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Dr. Allen’s early years as a preacher
  • The need for young preachers to seek affirmation and counsel from their pastor
  • Counsel on choosing a passage of Scripture to preach
  • Why preachers, especially beginning preachers, should exposit the text
  • The “safety net” of preaching expositional sermons
  • The need for the beginning preacher to realize that the power is in the Word of God
  • The wisdom of over preparing for a sermon
  • Reasons why preachers should not use too many personal illustrations
  • Pitfalls to avoid in early seasons of ministry
  • Why beginning preachers should rest in God


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