Episode 57: 10 Public Speaking Tips from Charles Spurgeon

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Christian George joins me in a discussion on 10 public speaking tips from Charles Spurgeon. Dr. George serves as the curator of the C.H. Spurgeon Library and as assistant professor of historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also in the process of publishing the Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon, A twelve volume project that will be releasing volumes yearly until the year 2023.

Guest(s): Christian George


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

  • An update from Dr. George on The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon
  • 10 tips derived from Lectures to My Students
  • Why preachers should “posture up”
  • The importance of articulation while preaching
  • Why “you don’t have to raise your voice to raise the dead”
  • Why it is helpful to modulate one’s voice throughout the sermon
  • Why preachers should be themselves while preaching
  • Why preachers should learn to embrace criticism
  • The difference between criticism and cynicism
  • Why preachers should refine the craft of preaching


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