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Category Archives: Preaching

“Resonate”: The Presentation Form

I’m continuing my series on Nancy Duarte's book, Resonate (see Communicate for Change and What I Like About the Book). As Duarte points out in her 18-minute TED Talk, she discovered a shape or form that exists in all great presentations (see also a 10-minute overview of the presentation form on Duarte’s website). Duarte contends,… Continue Reading

“Resonate”: What I Like About the Book

Yesterday, I began a series of posts on Nancy Duarte's book, Resonate. The first post was simply about Duarte’s contention that the purpose of communication is ultimately change (which is one thing I love about the book). Before I continue engaging the material, here’s what else I like about the book. The book is well-designed,… Continue Reading

“Resonate”: Communicate for Change

Almost every book I read, I read only once (although I might review my highlights). One exception is Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley and Lanes Jones, which I’ve read three times in the last five years (see One-Point Preaching and 5 Years of One-Point Preaching). Nancy Duarte’s Resonate, the latest book I’ve read,… Continue Reading

“Secrets of Dynamic Communication”

A couple of months ago, I listed some resources by Christian comedian and communicator, Ken Davis, in my post, Developing the Preaching Gift. Davis wrote Secrets of Dynamic Communication. He also offers CD and DVD sets from his 4-day Dynamic Communicators Workshops (DCW). Davis has developed a process he calls S.C.O.R.R.E. (Subject, Central Theme, Objective,… Continue Reading

Developing the Preaching Gift

No matter what our gifts are, we should constantly work on developing them. That certainly includes those of us called to the work forming and equipping followers of Jesus Christ through the proclamation of God’s Word. Unfortunately, too many people believe the old adage, “practice makes perfect.” I once heard John Maxwell say, “Practice doesn’t… Continue Reading