Be equipped to teach through your preaching.
As a pastor, you prepare your weekly message knowing that, thanks to these challenging times, you’ll face an unsettled congregation. Mass shootings, immigration, poverty, and climate change…these are just some of the contentious issues that you can speak to. In Preaching to Teach, part of The Artistry of Preaching Series, author Richard Voelz suggests that those of you who stand in the pulpit might want to approach these difficult topics by re-imagining your identities as teachers. He invites you to redefine your public roles, to stand in relationships of solidarity with communities of faith, to break the silences of taboos, and to tackle tough issues within an ethical framework that presents our world in the shape of the kingdom of God.