Resources

Resources include:

From the Church Times

What makes a good sermon?

Preaching tips from Paula Gooder, Mark Oakley, Kate Bruce, Doug Gay, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Stephen Cottrell, Timothy Radcliffe OP and Sandra Millar

Preaching the Jesus you've met

Good preaching requires preachers to nourish themselves as well as their listeners, writes Frances Ward

More preaching resources

From your Christmas sermon to preaching on Last Things. Advice and inspiration from Church Times contributors.

A rural church needs a special kind of preacher

Sermons in country churches present particular challenges and require attention and skill, says Lorraine Cavanagh

Divine comedy: being a priest and a comedian

Kate Bruce explores holy laughter

From the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology

Preaching and hymns

In this brief essay, we will consider ways that hymns and preaching work together within worship to offer Christians opportunities to reflect theologically on the way of Jesus Christ in their lives, and to be moved, spiritually and emotionally, to respond to the claim of God on their lives with faithfulness. 

Books on preaching

Igniting the Heart

It has been said that the day of the sermon is over. Kate Bruce argues that the day of the poorly conceived, ill prepared, dull, disconnected, boring, irrelevant, authoritarian, yawn-inducing, patronizing, pontificating, pointless and badly delivered sermon, is indeed over.

SCM Studyguide: Preaching

This Study Guide provides an introduction to the practice of preaching. It is designed for people from various church traditions, in the early stages of ministerial formation.

Preaching Like a Woman

Susan Durber provides a step-by-step guide to approaching the Bible from a feminist standpoint with suggestions for how to develop your own voice as a preacher.

Wrestling with the Word

In Wrestling with the Word, well-known and accomplished preachers grapple with a range of notoriously difficult Old and New Testament texts. As well as providing sample sermons - in an exhilarating variety of structural styles and voices - they offer ideas to help in the planning process of interpreting and applying such passages.

More recommended books on preaching

Including books by Walter Brueggemann, David Day, Tony Campolo and others.

Apps

Common Worship Lectionary

Keep the Church of England's pattern of daily Bible readings to hand with the official Common Worship Lectionary app for iPhone, iPad and Android (4.0+).

Reflections for Daily Prayer

Make Bible study part of your daily routine with these reflections from leading Anglican writers, ministers and theologians. iOS and Android (4.0+).

The Church Times for iOS

The world's leading Anglican newspaper on your iPhone or iPad: church news, in-depth features, all the latest clergy jobs and more. The app is free to current Church Times subscribers, but also available with an app-only subscription.

Podcasts

Preach editor Jo Swinney in conversation with Kate Bruce

Preach editor, Jo Swinney talks to author Kate Bruce about her book 'Igniting the Heart' - which is the first book of the Preach Book Club.

Malcolm Guite on the faith of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ed Thornton, Assistant Editor of the Church Times, talks to Malcolm Guite about his latest book (interview is 13 minutes 22 seconds in).

Video

Watch again: Stephen Cottrell, Sam Wells and Doug Gay speaking at the Festival of Preaching

From The Preacher magazine

Women's Voices

Libby Lane on learning to hear God in women's voices.

Speakers 2019

Doug Gay
Paula Gooder
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Martyn Percy
Kate Bruce
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