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Small Preaching: 25 Little Things You Can Do Now to Make You a Better Preacher

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Is bigger always better?

It’s not often that we hear the virtues of the small. Our culture teaches that bigger is better—and that includes church ministry and preaching, too. But what if rather than swinging for the fences, preachers focused on improving their sermons through small habits, practices, and exercises? What if smaller is better?

In a world where “small” isn’t always celebrated, Jonathan T. Pennington provides Small Preaching, a short book of simple tips that can have revolutionary effects over time. Pennington offers preachers 25 words of wisdom that will help shape their preaching for the better.

  • Introduction
  • The Person of the Preacher
  • Handling Praise Carefully and Gladly
  • Handling Criticism Carefully and Humbly
  • Band of Brothers Preaching
  • Pastoring as Conducting
  • Be God’s Witness, Not His Lawyer
  • Distinguish between Preaching and Teaching
  • Encaustic Preaching
  • Preparation for Preaching
  • Manuscript Writing as Thinking
  • Sermon Writing as Sculpture
  • Snack Writing
  • The Rhythm of Education and the Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Kill Your Darlings
  • Iceberg Preaching
  • “This Sermon Stinks”
  • Practice of Preaching
  • The First Minute of a Sermon
  • The Last Minute of a Sermon
  • Preaching the Church Calendar
  • Preaching the Cultural Calendar
  • The Power of Predictions
  • Every Sermon a Story
  • Make Music in Your Sermon
  • Always Exposition?
  • The Unexamined Sermon Is Not Worth Preaching
  • At Weddings and Funerals, Be a Guide
  • Stealing as Sub-Creating
  • Conclusion
  • Title: Small Preaching: 25 Little Things You Can Do Now to Make You a Better Preacher
  • Author: Jonathan T. Pennington
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Pages: 104
  • Format: Logos Digital, Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 5x8
  • ISBN: 9781683594710

Jonathan T. Pennington is associate professor of New Testament interpretation and director of research doctoral studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a preaching pastor at Sojourn East Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Pennington is the host and coproducer of the video series Cars, Coffee, Theology and the author of numerous books, including Reading the Gospels Wisely and Jesus the Great Philosopher.

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