The Teaching Pastor
Mike Pasquarello does his best work in a coffee shop . . . and the seminary classroom!

Mike Pasquarello does his best work in a coffee shop . . . and the seminary classroom!

May 9, 2018

From Duke to North Carolina (a pilgrimage of preaching . . . and college basketball). The difference between looking at the Bible and looking through the Bible. Pastors are competitive? No, say it isn’t so. Finding a group of pastors to root for and debrief with might be an antidote for grinding away in isolation. Learning about preaching by doing biography work on voices from the past. The joy of preaching from a passage you have never preached from. When you put a sermon together, do one thing, and do one thing well.

Today on the Teaching Pastor Podcast we chat with Mike Paquarello, the Lloyd John Ogilvie Professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary

Listen to one of Mike’s sermons here at the Fuller Studio site.

The United Methodist Church Lectionary

Working the Angles, Under the Unpredictable Plant, The Contemplative Pastor, Eugene Peterson

The Witness of Preaching, Tom Long

Some books written by Mike:

Dietrich: Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life (2017)

John Wesley: A Preaching Life (2010)

Christian Preaching: A Trinitarian Theology of Proclamation (2008)

Sacred Rhetoric (2005)

Narrative Reading, Narrative Preaching: Reuniting New Testament Interpretation and Proclamation (2003 w/ Joel Green)

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Lisa Lamb creates with Redwood Trees out the window and a Labrador at her feet.

Lisa Lamb creates with Redwood Trees out the window and a Labrador at her feet.

May 2, 2018

Preaching for creating a church culture that fosters racial reconciliation. Starting your sermon prep with a devotional reading of the text where you write out your passage phrase-by-phrase and line-by-line. If you are struggling with church growth, you might consider a weekly “offering sermon.” Every sermon needs a “through line.” And we have a good conversation about what it means to do funerals. In this episode of the Teaching Pastor we visit the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary to talk with Lisa Lamb, professor of preaching

If you would like to listen to some sermons by Lisa click here.

Four Pages of a Sermon, Paul Scott Wilson

Fuller Leadership Platform

Blue Letter Bible

FeastingontheWord.net

Ancient Christian Commentary

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Africa Bible Commentary

Music Provided by Pawn Shop Kings, “Love Like Jesus”

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Ryan Zeulner is particular about backpacks and jackets. . . and pens. . . and headphones. . . but he’s not OCD.

Ryan Zeulner is particular about backpacks and jackets. . . and pens. . . and headphones. . . but he’s not OCD.

April 16, 2018

When your job is not primarily teaching, how do you shift gears when you need to prepare to go into the pulpit? How do you take your opportunities to “lead up” and affect the church culture? Packing a “go bag” for preaching prep if the office is not a productive place. Finding an experienced pastor to train you as a teacher. Did you know that one Sunday of the year is 2% of your Job?

In this Episode of the Teaching Pastor we sit down with Ryan Zeulner, Pastor of Mission at Grace Fellowship Church in Costa Mesa, CA

If you would like to hear messages from Ryan, you can find him at gracefellowhsipchurch.org

Logos Bible Software

Accordance Bible Software

Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley

Biola University

Teen Leadership Foundation

FeedtheMusic.net

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Don Sunukjian. . . Jedi Master of Homiletics

Don Sunukjian. . . Jedi Master of Homiletics

March 27, 2018

Listening to bad sermons can make you a better preacher? Learning about oral clarity by listening to your own unclear sermons. The path to a pulpit, and then to a professorate. Spending enough time in the text to get to the point where you are able to say, “Thus saith the Lord!” The benefits of manuscripting sermons, and walking into the pulpit with no notes.

In this Episode we have a conversation with Don Sunukjian, Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

Talbot School of Theology

Dallas Theological Seminary

Invitation to Biblical Preaching, Don Sunukjian

One Year to Better Preaching, Daniel Overdorff

Check out Don’s Expository Preaching lectures on YouTube

Music Provided by Pawn Shop Kings, “Love Like Jesus”

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David Ludwig preaches in mid-century modern, desert, Presbyterian architecture . . . built by Dwight D. Eisenhower. . . really!

David Ludwig preaches in mid-century modern, desert, Presbyterian architecture . . . built by Dwight D. Eisenhower. . . really!

March 21, 2018

Is your church sanctuary a stop on the historical architectural tour of your city? Should I preach a series, or follow the Lectionary? Some thoughts on having a pastoral transition plan. Preaching “in season” to your “winter family” when you live in a resort community. Analog and Digital. . . Old School and Tech Savvy. . . Some tips for preaching with technology you already have. And when it comes to preaching prep. . . what do you do when you love Mondays and Tuesdays. . . but Wednesday and Thursday are the hard days. In this Episode of the Teaching Pastor we travel out to the desert to have a conversation with David Ludwig, Senior Pastor of Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church.

If you would like to listen to some of Dave’s sermons at pdpresby.org

Listen to some of David’s sermons at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church

Fuller Theological Seminary

The Gospel of John, Dale Brunner

Clay Schmit, Key Principles of Preaching

IW Coffee in Palm Desert

Darrell Johnson, 57 Words that Change the World

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If your congregation has heard it all. . . try Ezekiel! (. . . and Dave Gundlach!)

If your congregation has heard it all. . . try Ezekiel! (. . . and Dave Gundlach!)

March 15, 2018

When was the last time you preached through Ezekiel? (Heck, when was the last time I even read through a Major Prophet from start to finish?) What sort of tensions exist when you move into the weird and wild world of Exilic Apocalyptic literature and prophetic street theater in a Jewish refugee camp? How many chapters are in Ezekiel? In this Episode of the Teaching Pastor we circle back around with Dave Gundlach (Episode 2), Teaching Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Costa Mesa and we geek out about the factors leading up to preaching through the book of Ezekiel.

If you would like to listen to some of Dave’s messages through Ezekiel, here are links below to his messages, as well as some of the resources that he made use of and put before the congregation.

Yawning at Tigers, Drew Dyck

Dave’s series on Ezekiel

The Bible Project (download the Read Scripture App )

The NIV Application Commentary on Ezekiel, Lain Duguid

The New International Commentary on the Old Testament on Ezekiel (2 Vol.), Daniel Block

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Josh Harrison is part of “building it while it’s flying.”

Josh Harrison is part of “building it while it’s flying.”

March 8, 2018

Have you ever been confused for the “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” guy? The path from working with IT to leading the Teaching Team. Have you ever taken Hebrew . . . just for fun. The pros of having an English Lit degree as a teaching pastor. . . and, How do you work at a church where “building it while we are flying it” is part of the DNA?

In this episode we have a conversation with Josh Harrison, Teaching Pastor at RockHarbor Church in Costa Mesa.

If you would like to listen to some of Josh’s teaching you can go to costamesa.rockharbor.org. I recommend the Luke series, particularly the Road to Emmaus episode. If you would like links to anything that we discussed in the episode

Vanguard University

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb, Jamin Goggin & Kyle Strobel

How to Think Theologically, Stone & Duke

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Beth Schwartz is aiming for Emotional Heath (crafts and tea are optional)

Beth Schwartz is aiming for Emotional Heath (crafts and tea are optional)

February 9, 2018

How does a nurse from Pennsylvania come to lead the women’s ministries at one of the largest churches in the world? The role of seminary training for a women’s pastor. Empowering a team to write curriculum and teach the Bible. The value of reading the Bible and making your own observations, and. . . Is Craig a commentary-hater?

In this Episode of the Teaching Pastor we have a conversation with Beth Schwartz

Women’s Pastor at Saddleback Church

 

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality,

The Emotionally Healthy Leader

The STEP Bible

Saddleback Church Women’s ministry

Rick Warren’s resources for Pastors at Pastors.com

Fuller Theological Seminary

The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen

The Way of the Heart, Henri Nouwen

 

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“They didn’t tell me about that in the interview” -Darin McWatters

“They didn’t tell me about that in the interview” -Darin McWatters

February 2, 2018

Does your Pastor’s office have Bullet-proof glass? How do you preach in the shadow of a celebrity pastor? Stepping into the Lead Role of a large church. How Many Sundays a year should a pastor preach? The unique journey of being self-trained in teaching the Bible. The value of having someone speak formative words to you about your teaching vocation. The beauty of a Church who creates room for you to grow as a pastor and then launches you out. Why did I choose book of Hebrews for my first Sermon Series?

In this episode we have a conversation with Darin McWatters, Senior Pastor at EV Free Fullerton

EV Free Fullerton

Arizona Christian University

Word Search

Evernote

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Life after The Super Secret Summer Theme with Rich Baker

Life after The Super Secret Summer Theme with Rich Baker

January 25, 2018

Do you want to be a Camp Speaker? Let go! The transition from Camp ministry to Church ministry. Online seminary? or in-person seminary? The Monster of Summer Camp Theme Planning, Live Stage Shows, and Film Making and the brainstorming behind it. The humility of admitting, “I might not be as good a teacher as I thought I was.” Brainstorming a passage with a Bubble Map. Preaching about the half-healing of a blind man in Mark 8. In this Episode we have a conversation with Rich Baker, Pastor of Communities at Arbor Road Church in Long Beach.

Listen to one of Rich’s messages at arborroad.com

Logos Bible Software           

Liberty University

Arbor Road Church

 

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