Getting better at preaching is a strangely hard thing for pastors. While we all know there are weaknesses, we don’t like to admit them in public for fear of looking like we don’t know what we’re doing. In episode 57 of The Crux of the Matter, Todd and Scott discuss the book, *Preaching Better*, and how it may be implemented into the Ministry.
Lutherans have a difficult time occasionally in preaching to the whole person. In this episode, Scott and Todd try to unpack what it means to preach the text in a way that engages the mind, the body, the heart, and the imagination. This conversation goes from Dr. John Kleinig to Minecraft and the modern fascination with world building games. At the end, there is also a long overdue mention of the Pope.
What does it mean to be human? What did Naomi mean when she prayed that the Lord would "deal kindly" with Ruth? Can the preacher actually use the Law in a certain way, or is that the Holy Sprit's job? All this and more are the topics of discussion in episode 28 of The Crux of the Matter. Join Pastor Todd Peperkorn and Professor Scott Stiegemeyer as they tackle the issues of the day, written by pastors and for pastors. Read More