Homiletics – Just a Practical Subject?

Priest preaching

by Peter Mead This short article expresses my own experience and feelings about homiletics so well, I had to republish it. I recently heard a comment I’ve heard at various times and in various forms. Essentially it was a reference to homiletics as if it were a subject of tips for public speaking, a merely practical subject that may or may not be very important in the curriculum of a training ... More...

Find Your Way to a Perfect Preaching Calendar

calendar

by Hal Seed A good article on, again, a Preaching Calendar, from Sermon Central. Last year at this time, we published The Joy of Creating a Preaching Calendar. This is a good time to revisit and put it into practice! One of our greatest challenges is choosing what to preach, and when. Three years ago, this challenge escalated for me when we started adding offsite campuses with live preachers. ... More...

To Become A Better Preacher, Become A Better Reader

JW

Sure, Wesley wasn't a member of the Orthodox Church, but he was a master preacher and organizer, who taught a multitude of others to preach with excellence and passion, and organize with precision. This is just good advice. John Wesley writing to John Trembath (August 17, 1760), a young minister who was a poor preacher, arguing that better reading is not a sufficient condition for better ... More...

Breaking Into The Future

Freedom

MATCHING GRANT DONATIONS ACTIVE NOW! As we passed our 5th year of online work in Orthodox homiletics, I was about to close up shop. I'd spent countless hours, phone calls, emails and resources writing, editing, reviewing and publishing a multitude of articles, essays, helps, and sermons - all for free - in an easy to use (and copy) format, all to assist the Orthodox clergyman or teacher with ... More...

Remaining UP

investing

Greetings friends. Thanks for your kind support. While my situation hasn't changed, many of you kindly contacted me with voices of appreciation and support for what Preachers Institute has been able to help with these past five years. Thanks to several anonymous donors, and their kind insistence, I will be able to leave Preachers Institute up for the coming year. However, it will only rarely be ... More...