[00:04:04] “Experiencing a Day of Midnight Sun: Interview with Lisa Lamb, Author of Resonate”
[00:10:12] “Preachers: Embrace Vulnerability in Sermon Preparation”
[00:14:02] “Declaring God’s Goodness: The Final Step”
[00:18:03] Interpreting God’s Work in the Present: A Call to Action
[00:26:06] “Preaching as a gift from God”
[00:32:52] “Lisa Lamb shares tips for preaching in changing times”
[00:34:44] Navigating Church Reopening Amid Ongoing Debate
1. What is the book being discussed in this episode?
Answer: The book being discussed is Resonate: How to Preach for Deep Connection.
2. What are some key takeaways from the book Resonate?
Answer: The book suggests using different modes of preaching, acknowledging personal struggles in preaching, and regularly infusing visionary hope for congregations.
3. What is Lisa Lamb’s goal as a preacher?
Answer: Lisa’s overarching goal is to form preachers as sages, people of wisdom and love.
4. How can pastors lead effectively in challenging times?
Answer: Preaching can help pastors imagine new ways of being in the world and lead people through challenging times. It’s also important to interpret events biblically and discern what God is doing in the present moment.
5. What is the imperative mode of preaching and why should it be used with caution?
Answer: The imperative mode of preaching is often overused and can lead to shaming and condemning people. It’s important to balance it with other modes of preaching.
6. What is the role of hope in shaping faithful people in the world?
Answer: Hope is a quality that can energize a community towards their own transformation. Pastors can give practical skills for preaching vision to congregations.
7. How can pastors effectively communicate with their congregations?
Answer: It’s important for pastors to use active voice and direct language towards the audience. They should also acknowledge personal struggles and share their own questions with the congregation.
8. What is the risk of appearing childlike in our bold worship of God?
Answer: When we boldly worship God and declare his goodness, there is a risk of appearing childlike. But it’s important to step into our authority and declare his goodness.