1: The Blessing and Challenge of Preaching Advent - An Interview with Rev. Magrey deVega
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Thanks for checking out the very first episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Rev. Magrey deVega - Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Tampa, FL Topic: The Blessing and Challenge of Preaching Advent Introduction to Magrey and his ministry (2:37) Magrey’s appointment to Hyde Park UMC (3:38) The ministry and context of Hyde Park UMC (5:13) Philosophy and approach to preaching (7:45) How Magrey keeps on top of the pulse on the congregation (9:42) Magrey’s new book on Advent (12:19) Advent as a special season (18:25) Challenge of preaching Advent/Christmas Eve (20:01) Sermon planning for Advent/Christmas Eve (22:25) Keeping Advent fresh (24:49) Favorite Preaching Experiences (27:30) Impactful preachers/communicators in Magrey’s life (28:58) Influential Books (31:40) How to follow Magrey (33:47) Reaching out…