Around the Horn (June 29)

When the Sermon Fizzles Instead of Sizzles

Here, Tim Challis notes something that is not abnormal writing, “The sermon fizzles instead of sizzles. The text seems to become opaque rather than clear. The illustrations fall flat while the application somehow fails to strike the heart, the mind, or the hands. The pastor seems distracted and discouraged while the congregation seems uninterested and unmoved.” Then, he offers a possible reason why.

13 Pieces of Unconventional Preaching Advice

“What I want to share in this article is the preaching version of marginal gains. I’m assuming you’ve preached a few times and know how to explain a passage and point to Jesus. If you can do that, there are some small things you can do that will make an impact on your preaching. On their own they aren’t huge, but together they can make a difference.”

Why ChatGPT Can’t Produce Great Sermons

“At present, AI appears to produce factual sermons that lack emotion and passion. But it’s only a matter of time until AI programs can better approximate human emotion and depth in their responses. So will human-authored sermons only remain relevant until the next advance in the algorithm?”

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