Preaching and Preachers
By Jason K. Allen
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A podcast hosted by Midwestern Seminary President Dr. Jason K. Allen.
||CleanEpisode 111: The Pastor and Remembering Death||This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Matthew McCullough joins me in a discussion on the pastor and remembering death. Dr. McCullough serves as pastor of Trinity Church in Nashville, Tennessee.…||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 110: Mailbag #1 “Preaching and Sermon Preparation”||This week on Preaching and Preachers, we introduced a new type of episode called “the mailbag.” In this episode, I answered questions submitted by listeners on a number of topics primarily con…||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 109: Preaching with Theological Precision||This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Owen Strachan joins me in a discussion on preaching with theological precision. Dr. Strachan is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Director of the …||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 108: Essentials for Text-Driven Preaching||This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Steven Smith joins me for a discussion on essentials for text-driven preaching. Dr. Smith is senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, as…||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 107: The Pastor and Shepherding Difficult Sheep||This week on Preaching and Preachers, Steve Dighton joins me in a discussion on the pastor and shepherding difficult sheep. Pastor Dighton serves as pastor emeritus at Lenexa Baptist Church in…||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
SO MUCH SQUANDERED POTENTIAL!!!
I used to love this podcast. However, it's increasingly become self-promoting and unhelpful. I've been thinking about this for months and just have had enough after the last few.
Most episodes go like this:
1. Dr. Allen introduces the interviewee (they're always top notch).
2. Dr. Allen asks a few initial questions about the subject. But rather than making the interviewee the star, he interjects little points from his own experience.
3. Let's pause for an Advertisement from Midwestern.
4. Dr. Allen continues to conversation and speaks equally, if not more than the guest (This was especially true during the Dr. Vines interview), while usually name dropping (example Adrian Rodgers episode). For sure, they're helpful references, but just too much Jason!
5. Most interviews conclude with only a little content conveyed, the listener thinking about additional theological education, and how clever and well-connected Dr. Allen is.
Overall, this podcast would be so much better if Dr. Allen sought to make the guest the star and would limit his speech. He's clearly brilliant but he shines too much. That comes across as self-promoting. I understand the necessity of the Ads but combined with how much it Dr. Allen speaks, it's just too much.
Hoping for more!
Needs Attention to Audio Issues
The podcast has solid content and covers a great variety of topics concerning pastoral ministry. Unfortunately, the audio quality on the podcast makes it very difficult to enjoy. Jason Allen is clear enough but the guests are so quiet that you can't turn the volume up loud enough to make it any better, then when it goes back to Allen he blows your ears off. Not sure if the audio engineer quality checks the episodes before sending them out? This is not the first comment about the audio but since the other comment received 5-stars it may have been overlooked. I really want to continue listening to this podcast because the topics and guests are pertinent to pastoral life, but if the audio issues aren't addressed I could not recommend this podcast to others. Thanks.
Great Podcast - Weak Audio
I really enjoy listening to this podcast. The content is often valuable and helpful. The audio, however, sounds like Dr. Allen is talking through a cottonball. I'm no audio engineer, but I would love if the audio was adjusted to allow for greater vocal clarity.
Thank you for this valuable ministry and podcast. I appreciate it greatly.