Episode 95: Four Essentials of Great Preaching

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Owen Strachan joins me for a recurring guest host episode where he interviews me on preaching. Today’s discussion will be on four essentials of great preaching. 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 brief discussion on Dr. Strachan’s current ministry
  • A definition of great preaching
  • What it means to faithfully preach the Word of God
  • What it means for a sermon to be fruitful
  • Why pastors should aspire to be great preachers
  • Why conviction is essential in preaching
  • Why confidence is essential in preaching
  • Why clarity is essential in preaching
  • Why compassion is essential in preaching


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2 Responses to “Episode 95: Four Essentials of Great Preaching”

June 19, 2018 at 11:38 am, Jose Luis Castro said:

Wonderful exposition as how to preach. I like about the need to not use so many words, but in an simple way. As well being passionate and with clarity, humility and mercy.


June 24, 2018 at 8:36 pm, Paul E. Raisley said:

Just listened to the four essentails of great preaching. As a Adult Sunday School teacher and a new Seminary Student come fall, I recognize some of the traits mentioned that have proven fruitful in my ministry. Also I was made aware of areas to improve or keep note of, and recognize them in preachers I like as well.


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