Preachers' Talk is a podcast for preachers and all those who love preaching, created by a partnership between Simeon Trust and 9Marks.
Preacher Mailbag #5 (Preachers Talk, Ep. 66)
Should there be a primary preacher in a pulpit or is team teaching ideal? How do you preach when you just don't feel like it? These questions, and many more, are pulled out of the mail bag and tossed around between Ed Copeland, Dave Helm, and Jeremy Meeks.
30/11/2023 • 22 minutes 56 seconds
On Preaching Wisdom Literature (Preachers Talk, Ep. 65)
Wisdom is intensely practical, and yet also intensely difficult to preach sometimes. How can a preacher do it well? Why should we preach it in the first place?Listen in as Dave Helm, Ed Copeland, and Jeremy Meeks wrestle with an often neglected area of literature.
16/11/2023 • 32 minutes 2 seconds
On Clarity, with Robert Kinney (Preachers Talk, Ep. 64)
Why is clarity important in preaching? What leads to a lack of clarity and how can the preacher strive for it? Listen in as Dave Helm and Jeremy Meeks discuss the issue with Robert Kinney.
19/10/2023 • 23 minutes 25 seconds
On Preaching in Diverse International Contexts, with John Folmar (Preachers Talk, Ep. 63)
Preaching is never easy, but the diversity of one's audience can make it a particular challenge...and joy. John Folmar joins Dave and Jeremy to discuss preaching and training others to do the same in Dubai.
05/10/2023 • 21 minutes 54 seconds
On Adornment, with Robert Kinney (Preachers Talk, Ep. 62)
What does it mean to make our sermons pleasing and moving? Should we do that in the first place? If so, why? Robert Kinney joins Dave and Jeremy as they wrestle with some of the artistic elements of persuasion.
21/09/2023 • 23 minutes 45 seconds
On Preaching as Pastoral Ministry, with Mark Dever (Preachers Talk, Ep. 61)
Preachers Talk is back! In this episode, Dave and Jeremy are joined by a special guest, Mark Dever.
07/09/2023 • 23 minutes 53 seconds
On Preaching Prophets (Preachers Talk, Ep. 60)
It's not uncommon for a pastor's preaching schedule to linger on the Gospels and epistles and look past the major and minor prophets. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy chats with Dave and Ed about why they love preaching prophetic literature—and why your pastor should, too.
13/07/2023 • 31 minutes 15 seconds
On Weddings (Preachers Talk, Ep. 59)
Weddings are wonderful celebrations, but the preaching at a wedding can be a challenging affair. How does one choose a text? How should the preacher approach the moment? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy draw from long experience to help preach well at a wedding.
29/06/2023 • 24 minutes 10 seconds
On Training Preachers, with Michael Lawrence (Preachers Talk, Ep. 58)
Is it even possible to train preachers? If so, why is going to seminary only helpful but insufficient?In this episode of Preachers Talk, Dave and Jeremy discuss all this and more with their guest Michael Lawrence.
15/06/2023 • 27 minutes 17 seconds
On Preaching Old Testament History (Preachers Talk, Ep. 57)
Many people love bible stories, but preachers can be reluctant to preach them. Why are they challenging and why should preachers take up the challenge? Listen in as Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss preaching Old Testament History and share examples from their own pulpit work.
01/06/2023 • 23 minutes 47 seconds
On Funerals (Preachers Talk, Ep. 56)
How do you determine what to preach in the challenging, unique, and evangelistically-loaded moment of a funeral? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy share their wisdom on how to be sensitive to God's word and the moment in a way that serves all who hear.
18/05/2023 • 25 minutes 47 seconds
Preacher Mailbag #4 (Preachers Talk, Ep. 55)
How should a preacher deal with people talking about football rather than the sermon after church? Just how artful should sermons be anyways? Jeremy digs into the mailbag once again to fire your questions at Ed and Dave.
04/05/2023 • 24 minutes 53 seconds
On AI and Preaching (Preachers Talk, Ep. 54)
If AI could write a sermon for you, should you let it? What if it wrote one better than you could? Listen in as Dave, Ed, and Jeremy figure out how AI can be utilized in preaching...and why we should avoid it.
20/04/2023 • 22 minutes 57 seconds
On Avoiding Boredom (Preachers Talk, Ep. 53)
In this episode of Preachers Talk, the hosts discuss on avoiding boredom
06/04/2023 • 22 minutes 4 seconds
On Text Size Selection (Preachers Talk, Ep. 52)
Should we preach books fast or slow? Listen to Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss the benefits and dangers of the extremes while seeking to free the preacher from the burdens of thinking there is a perfect way to divide preaching units.
23/03/2023 • 26 minutes 42 seconds
On Audience (Preachers Talk, Ep. 51)
How should the preacher take the audience into consideration as he prepares his sermon?Hear Ed, Dave, and Jeremy wrestle with the joys and complexities of preaching with one's particular audience in mind.
09/03/2023 • 29 minutes 36 seconds
On Biblical Context (Preachers Talk, Ep. 50)
23/02/2023 • 25 minutes 19 seconds
On Homiletical Structure (Preachers Talk, Ep. 49)
09/02/2023 • 25 minutes 29 seconds
On Cultural Context (Preachers Talk, Ep. 48)
19/01/2023 • 24 minutes 48 seconds
On Preaching During the Holidays (Preachers Talk, Ep. 47)
08/12/2022 • 21 minutes 37 seconds
On Historical Context (Preachers Talk, Ep. 46)
17/11/2022 • 26 minutes 41 seconds
On Engaging the Listener | Preachers Talk, Ep. 45
20/10/2022 • 23 minutes 46 seconds
On Literary Context | Preachers Talk, Ep. 44
06/10/2022 • 21 minutes 52 seconds
On Preachers Mailbag #3 | Preachers Talk, Ep 43
14/07/2022 • 23 minutes 15 seconds
On Cultural Relevance | Preachers Talk, Ep. 42
30/06/2022 • 21 minutes 37 seconds
On Exposition for All (with Mervyn Eloff) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 41
09/06/2022 • 21 minutes 22 seconds
On Beginning Well | Preachers Talk, Ep. 40
26/05/2022 • 23 minutes 37 seconds
On Preaching Discourse | Preachers Talk, Ep. 39
05/05/2022 • 23 minutes 55 seconds
On Preaching Hard Texts | Preachers Talk, Ep. 38
07/04/2022 • 23 minutes 34 seconds
On Preaching Poetry | Preachers Talk, Ep. 37
Poetry takes up a significant amount of Scripture. It can be of great help to the hearer and a gift to the preacher. This week Ed, Dave, and Jeremy explain why poetry is so useful and how they preach it.
03/03/2022 • 22 minutes 31 seconds
On Effective Illustration | Preachers Talk, Ep. 36
What are illustrations for? How can preachers use them to good effect in their preaching? In this episode Dave, Ed, and Jeremy seek to answer these questions and more while giving examples from their own work.
17/02/2022 • 23 minutes 1 second
On Preaching Narrative | Preachers Talk, Ep. 35
Everyone love stories. The Bible is full of stories. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with Dave Helm and Ed Copeland about how to preach the Bible’s narratives well.
03/02/2022 • 24 minutes 50 seconds
On Training Women for Exposition (with Colleen McFadden) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 34
This week, Jeremy and Dave sit down with Colleen McFadden to discuss how to train women to teach the Bible in complementarian settings.
20/01/2022 • 20 minutes 13 seconds
On Introductions | Preachers Talk, Ep. 33
Every preacher begins a sermon, but most could begin them better. On this episode Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss what should be in our introductions and why.
17/12/2021 • 22 minutes 54 seconds
On Getting Started Late | Preachers Talk, Ep. 32
Is preaching just a "young man's game"? On this episode Jeremy, Ed, and Dave consider the benefits to older preachers, both those who start late and those who have been at it for a while.
03/12/2021 • 21 minutes 59 seconds
On Application (with Michael Lawrence) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 31
Every pastor knows they should apply the text. How should we do it well? How can we do it better?
19/11/2021 • 23 minutes 28 seconds
Preacher's Talk Mailbag #2
In this episode Jeremy goes through the mailbag, asking a wide variety of questions submitted by listeners to Dave and Ed.
28/10/2021 • 22 minutes 37 seconds
On Concession and Refutation | Preachers Talk, Ep. 29
Sermon listeners have objections to what preachers say, believer and unbeliever alike. Dave, Ed, and Jeremy answer the question - What should and can the preacher do in order to name and navigate these objections?
07/10/2021 • 21 minutes 48 seconds
On Argument | Preachers Talk, Ep. 28
What is it the preacher is trying to do when he preaches? David Helm, Ed Copeland, and Jeremy Meeks discuss the vital task of making an argument in preaching. They tackle what it is and how they go about doing it in their own work.
02/09/2021 • 24 minutes 23 seconds
On Pride vs. Contempt of Praise (with Mike Bullmore) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 27
How do we pursue humility while we also pursue excellence in preaching? On this episode Dave Helm and Jeremy Meeks sit down with Mike Bullmore to wrestle with the task of preaching without pride.
29/07/2021 • 20 minutes 54 seconds
On Doing Your Own Work | Preachers Talk, Ep. 26
Though the question of what it means to do your own work in the pulpit has been raised a lot recently, Dave Helm, Ed Copeland, and Jeremy Meeks had a conversation months ago about this perennially important topic.
08/07/2021 • 24 minutes 23 seconds
On Cross-Cultural Preaching (with John Onwuchekwa) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 26
God’s Word is for everyone. But how do we preach to people who are quite different from our ordinary audience?In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks, Ed Copeland, and John Onwuchekwa tackle the challenging topic of cross-cultural preaching.
24/06/2021 • 24 minutes 42 seconds
On Preaching as an Assistant | Preachers Talk, Ep. 25
10/06/2021 • 24 minutes 44 seconds
On Power for Proclamation | Preachers Talk, Ep. 24
What does it mean to preach in a way that demonstrates the Spirit and power (1 Cor. 2:4–5)? In this episode of Preachers Talk, Dave Helm, Ed Copeland, and Jeremy Meeks discuss the significance of the Spirit’s power in preaching.
14/05/2021 • 19 minutes 47 seconds
On Power for Preparation | Preachers Talk, Ep. 23
Preachers need the Holy Spirit’s help as they prepare. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with Ed Copeland and David Helm about “power for preparation.”
30/04/2021 • 22 minutes 25 seconds
On Ethos | Preachers Talk, Ep. 22
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about a preacher’s need for “ethos.” What’s ethos? David defines it as that vital and indispensable attribute of credibility.
08/04/2021 • 21 minutes 5 seconds
Preachers Talk Mailbag #1
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks pulls from the mailbag and asks Ed Copeland and David Helm questions about preaching. If you have questions about preaching, send them to [email protected].
25/03/2021 • 20 minutes 42 seconds
On Conclusions | Preachers Talk, Ep. 20
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about how to thoughtfully conclude a sermon.
11/03/2021 • 20 minutes 58 seconds
On Typology | Preachers Talk, Ep. 19
Typology is a legitimate means from getting to your text from the gospel—through people, objects, events, or patterns. Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about preaching and typology.
25/02/2021 • 22 minutes 20 seconds
On Rhetoric (with Robert Kinney) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 18
How important is a preacher’s rhetoric?Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Robert Kinney of The Charles Simeon Trust about this under-discussed topic.
11/02/2021 • 20 minutes 46 seconds
On Guest Preaching | Preachers Talk, Ep. 17
In this episode of Preachers Talk, David Helm sits in the interviewer’s chair and chats with Ed Copeland and Jeremy Meeks about how to approach guest preaching.
28/01/2021 • 22 minutes 31 seconds
On Biblical Quotations and Allusions (with Michael Lawrence) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 16
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Michael Lawrence about how preachers ought to approach the Bible’s many quotations and allusions.
14/01/2021 • 22 minutes 10 seconds
On The Preaching Moment (Preachers Talk, Ep. 15)
When God’s people gather for corporate worship to sit under God’s Word, it’s different than a Bible study or a Sunday School class. It is—or at least it should be—transcendent.
17/12/2020 • 21 minutes 8 seconds
Episode 14: On Historical Trajectory
While preparing a sermon, preachers need to pay careful attention to their text’s historical trajectory. What’s “historical trajectory”?
03/12/2020 • 25 minutes 15 seconds
Episode 13: On the Personal Process of Writing a Sermon
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks asks Ed and David how the “sermon sausage gets made.” From Sunday to Sunday, how does this sermon-prep and sermon-writing process work?
12/11/2020 • 21 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 12: On Discerning the Structure of A Biblical Text
How do you figure out the structure of a biblical text? After you figure out the structure, how then do you create an outline for your sermon?In Episode 12 of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and K Edward Copeland about this.
22/10/2020 • 23 minutes 49 seconds
Episode 11: On Finding Your Voice
Every preacher has been shaped by others preachers. That’s inevitable. But how can preachers find their own voice even as they appreciate their various influences?
08/10/2020 • 19 minutes 44 seconds
Episode 10: On Preaching the Gospel
Must you preach it in every sermon? How do you prevent every sermon from sounding the same or flattening your text?
24/09/2020 • 20 minutes 46 seconds
Episode 9: On Giving and Receiving Feedback on Preaching
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks talks with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about the value of giving and receiving feedback on preaching.
20/08/2020 • 24 minutes 49 seconds
Episode 8: On Planning a Preaching Calendar
How do you decide what to preach? How long should you stay in a book? Doesn’t planning sermons several months out “quench the Spirit”?
23/07/2020 • 24 minutes 8 seconds
Episode 7: On Preaching over the Long Haul
David Helm and Ed Copeland have both been preaching at the same place for more than 20 years. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with them about how all preachers should think about preaching for the long haul.
25/06/2020 • 23 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 6: On Preaching in a Troubled Age
The nation is reeling, and Sunday is coming. So what should preachers do?
29/05/2020 • 25 minutes 13 seconds
Episode 5: On Preaching in a Distracted Age
We live in a distracted age in which many people are addicted to images and intimidated by reading.In this episode of Preachers’ Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with Ed Copeland and David Helm about the subversive act of preaching in a distracted age.Preachers' Talk is a podcast for preachers, and those who love preaching.
21/05/2020 • 22 minutes 28 seconds
Episode 4: On Preaching in a Pandemic
Preachers' Talk is a podcast for preachers and all those who love preaching, created by a partnership between Simeon Trust and 9Marks.https://simeontrust.orghttp://9marks.org
23/04/2020 • 21 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 3: On Inebriated Preaching
What does it mean to be “drunk in the pulpit”? It means to lean on the Bible more for support than illumination. On this episode of Preachers’ Talk, listen to David Helm, Jeremy Meeks, and K. Edward Copeland discuss “inebriated preaching.”
26/03/2020 • 20 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 2: On Defining "Expositional Preaching" (with H. B. Charles)
Preachers' Talk: a podcast by the Charles Simeon Trust and 9Marks.Learn more at simeontrust.org.
20/02/2020 • 22 minutes 34 seconds
Episode 1: On the State of Preaching Today (with Jonathan Leeman)
In the inaugural episode of Preachers’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with three friends from Simeon Trust—David Helm, Ed Copeland, and Jeremy Meeks—about preaching.https://simeontrust.orghttp://9marks.org