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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