A few weeks back was the Preach Better Sermons online conference. It features a series of interviews with high profile pastors and communicators. Unfortunately I missed most of the event, but I did catch a few high profile communicators.
Here are my notes.
Approach is what makes content interesting
We’re all preaching the same Bible.
We have different approaches
Pastors want to find a statistics which make things seem much worse than they are, and then they want to offer a solution.
We need a Christian snopes.
Statistics motivate people, but they don’t solve problems
Be as diligent with your stats as you are with your facts in your sermons
“In Bible college and seminary you can use theological short hand because you’re in an academic setting. When you use that same language while preaching without explaining it you lose people. You make them feel stupid”