Episode 72: The Preacher and Sermon Illustrations

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Owen Strachan joins me for a discussion on the preacher and sermon illustrations. Dr. 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:

  • A proper definition of sermon illustrations
  • Why preachers should use sermon illustrations
  • Why sermon illustrations must amplify the text and not distract from it
  • Why sermon illustrations must match the tone of the text
  • Why preachers should never illustrate an illustration
  • Why sermon illustrations should pack an added punch
  • Why preachers should not overestimate the role of sermon illustrations
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