The Teaching Pastor
By Craig Hill
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This is a series of interviews with pastors about their secret sauce of dealing with various passages in the Bible and how they put that material into a message for their congregation. Download or Subscribe and geek out with us.
||CleanZombie Bayou!? A chat with the creative team at Hume Lake Christian Camps||If you had one week to impact the lives of 1000 students, how would you do it? Ten people in a cabin in the woods with their Bibles, white boards, with ridiculous amounts of jr high level snacks! It’s not about outdoing the last year. . It’s all abo||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInes Franklin: “There are times when the soul yearns for a chapel”||Building a contemplative reflective space and designing an interactive experience for a non-denominational Mega church. The path to the pulpit starts with cleaning window sills in the Children’s ministry. If you’re new at this, the rule is if it is||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJerry Root: “We offer crumbs! God feeds His people.” Wisdom from a Pastor-Scholar.||Call him Jerry, because if you call him Gerald it means the terrorists have won! The beauty of being admitted to Seminary on academic probation.When you meet people, do you lift them off the ground? Being a growing Pastor means you will inevitably feel||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Brown is all about building teams. . . and listening to them!||If you are a gifted storyteller, you need to listen to this episode! 54 services a weekend might be crazy. “Hire the best people you can, and take a lot of naps,” who said that? You want to train younger teachers? Give them access to the teaching te||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Austin Helm is out in the public space||Is the office a productive place? What do you do when you are part of a church plant and you have no office? Getting your Jansport Backpack loaded as your “go” bag for mobile sermon prep. Analog or Digital? What are the pros and cons of being an ear||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode: "Pastor vs. Sound Guy"||What do Whitney Houston and your a/v team have in common? What is the best microphone to use on a Sunday morning? What about sound boards and speakers? Why is there a stereotype about sound techs among pastors? Why is there a stereotype of pastors among||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErik Thoennes (TAW-ness) preaches those passages that might never make it onto a Hobby Lobby decoration!||Do you need to provide a phonetic pronunciation for your last name? Revitalizing a local church with a three-person team approach. Erasing the Clergy/Laity distinction with a Plymouth Brethren background. How do you know when you have a sermon and not a||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Hemphill knows that God is in the moving business!||From the Mortgage industry to Senior Pastor and the road in between. The value of authenticity and wonder when coming to the Bible. Being a young pastor means preaching every passage for the first time. Get a little feedback by asking your team, “Can||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChad Halliburton isn’t hip enough to live in Costa Mesa||How hip do you have to be to live in Costa Mesa? The value of Seminary for speaking with confidence. The difference between a good education and a seminary education. The camaraderie and protection of being part of a teaching team. Listening to a playli||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Kyser brings the oil and water. . . but is looking for fire.||Have you ever thought while preparing a message, “Shouldn’t this take less time, the more I do it?” Crafting and using a “Good News statement” every Sunday. Finding your voice, by stepping back and taking a hard look at your teaching with a tr||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Pasquarello does his best work in a coffee shop . . . and the seminary classroom!||From Duke to North Carolina (a pilgrimage of preaching . . . and college basketball). The difference between looking at the Bible and looking through the Bible. Pastors are competitive? No, say it isn’t so. Finding a group of pastors to root for and d||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Lamb creates with Redwood Trees out the window and a Labrador at her feet.||Preaching for creating a church culture that fosters racial reconciliation. Starting your sermon prep with a devotional reading of the text where you write out your passage phrase-by-phrase and line-by-line. If you are struggling with church growth, you||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Zeulner is particular about backpacks and jackets. . . and pens. . . and headphones. . . but he’s not OCD.||When your job is not primarily teaching, how do you shift gears when you need to prepare to go into the pulpit? How do you take your opportunities to “lead up” and affect the church culture? Packing a “go bag” for preaching prep if the office is||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon Sunukjian. . . Jedi Master of Homiletics||Listening to bad sermons can make you a better preacher? Learning about oral clarity by listening to your own unclear sermons. The path to a pulpit, and then to a professorate. Spending enough time in the text to get to the point where you are able to s||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Ludwig preaches in mid-century modern, desert, Presbyterian architecture . . . built by Dwight D. Eisenhower. . . really!||Is your church sanctuary a stop on the historical architectural tour of your city? Should I preach a series, or follow the Lectionary? Some thoughts on having a pastoral transition plan. Preaching “in season” to your “winter family” when you liv||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf your congregation has heard it all. . . try Ezekiel! (. . . and Dave Gundlach!)||When was the last time you preached through Ezekiel? (Heck, when was the last time I even read through a Major Prophet from start to finish?) What sort of tensions exist when you move into the weird and wild world of Exilic Apocalyptic literature and pr||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosh Harrison is part of “building it while it’s flying.”||Have you ever been confused for the “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” guy? The path from working with IT to leading the Teaching Team. Have you ever taken Hebrew . . . just for fun. The pros of having an English Lit degree as a teaching pastor. . . and, How||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeth Schwartz is aiming for Emotional Heath (crafts and tea are optional)||How does a nurse from Pennsylvania come to lead the women’s ministries at one of the largest churches in the world? The role of seminary training for a women’s pastor. Empowering a team to write curriculum and teach the Bible. The value of reading t||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“They didn’t tell me about that in the interview” -Darin McWatters||Does your Pastor’s office have Bullet-proof glass? How do you preach in the shadow of a celebrity pastor? Stepping into the Lead Role of a large church. How Many Sundays a year should a pastor preach? The unique journey of being self-trained in teachi||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife after The Super Secret Summer Theme with Rich Baker||Do you want to be a Camp Speaker? Let go! The transition from Camp ministry to Church ministry. Online seminary? or in-person seminary? The Monster of Summer Camp Theme Planning, Live Stage Shows, and Film Making and the brainstorming behind it. The hum||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Davis loves a good Bris (or Brit Milah if you prefer)||Working at the Messianic Jewish Synagogue on Saturday and being an Evangelical Christian pastor at church on Sunday. What do you do when you are one of five people on the teaching team and you have to arm wrestle for the best passages? Lip-syncing to To||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric Wakeling loves the beginning and the end. . . it is the middle that is hard||Eric Wakeling loves the beginning and the end. . . it is the middle that is hard. Working with and developing a teaching team as well as a creative team. What is that file folder called “buckets” used for. What does it mean to be “installed” as||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDean Bobar wants to get the "Big Story"||Trigger Warning! There is Dissertation talk in this episode. Why is talking about your dissertation is a real conversation killer? How do you preach when you are writing a dissertation? What is “Big Story” Preaching? Getting Better at Preaching by c||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMegan Fate Marshman Gathers the Message!||What do you do when you finish your sermon and think you “crushed it,” and all you hear are crickets? Getting teaching training by asking good questions of godly people and being a lifelong learner. Moving from the rhythms and intensity of camp mini||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Sciarra loves pens. . . and the Bible (not in that order)||Preaching is like birthing a baby every week!? How can you be a verse-by-verse Children’s pastor? Standing up when the Bible is read! Can commentaries become really good friends? The anticipation of Saturday nights when Sunday Morning is coming. Findi||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRay Chang is Multicultural, Missional, and Multiplying!||Is Ray Chang the Korean Chuck Swindoll, or is Chuck Swindoll the Caucasian Ray Chang? The early days at K-WAVE spinning the tapes of Chuck Smith on the graveyard shift. Planting Churches and training young leaders. Geeking out in Luke 20 about Jesus’||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike McNichols is a man of Mystery||What do Pastors and Comedians share in common? Going on a theological journey and appreciating the denominational landscapes. Writing mysteries and telling the story in your preaching. What is the difference between a Sermon and Homily? How do Ps 61, 2||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Sauce with Dave Gundlach||Planning the Preaching Year by beginning with Ezekiel? Finding your “Prophetic Voice” when people in your congregation have known you since you were a baby. Using your Greek when "Uncle Bill" is William Mounce (the author of The Basics of Biblical G||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Origin Story||The Teaching Pastor Podcast is a conversation about the process of moving from passage to message for anyone who teaches the Bible. This episode is the origin story of where this idea came from, what you might expect to hear in our upcoming episodes and||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun Podcast, Great Resource
I'm loving listening to The Teaching Pastor. Craig's banter and commentary is fun. The dialogue and insight into pastoral life and biblical study is enriching and fascinating. Love it!
Fun Engagement on Teaching
I love how Craig Hill spends time with so many different pastors, showing how wide and diverse the process of preaching and teaching can be. It is helpful and encouraging to learn and grow from all of these different perspectives as we are trying to be faithful to the Gospel message and to the people we share that message with.
Craig was my Greek Prof
Craig was my Greek prof at Fuller. This podcast exhibits his love for the church and for Christian theology. It is nice to hear his voice again! Love it!