Preaching resources

Preaching resources from the Church Times. See also Angus Ritchie’s weekly Sunday Readings column.


Preaching in context

What makes a good sermon?

Preaching tips from Paula Gooder, Mark Oakley, Kate Bruce, Doug Gay, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Stephen Cottrell, Timothy Radcliffe OP and Sandra Millar


Preaching the Jesus you've met

Good preaching requires preachers to nourish themselves as well as their listeners, writes Frances Ward


A rural church needs a special kind of preacher

Sermons in country churches present particular challenges and require attention and skill, says Lorraine Cavanagh



Seasonal preaching

The Christmas sermon: what to say, how to say it

Kate Bruce advises preachers how they can avoid schmaltz and irrelevancy, and engage all-comers


Preaching the Word in a World Cup season

The story of England’s national football team has lessons for England’s national Church, says Philip Lockley



Preaching on key theological topics

Originally published as part of the Church Times Theology Now series.

Preaching on the nature of God

In my heart and in my head: the nature of God is a gift to preachers, suggests John Inge


Preaching on creation

The wonder of his work: preachers can draw on creation as a way in to belief, suggests John Inge


Preaching on the nature of Christ

The risen Jesus is the realest thing of all: Melanie Marshall on preaching the way, the truth, and the life


Preaching on salvation

Choosing heaven over hell: Melanie Marshall explores the theme of salvation in preaching


Preaching on the Holy Spirit

Where the Spirit leads: The Holy Spirit is most concrete Person of the Trinity, suggests Melanie Marshall


Preaching on last things

Looking back to the future: eschatology is an incentive to make sure we are on the right road, says Sam Wells


Preaching on the Resurrection

God has the last word: Sam Wells explores the significance of the Resurrection for the preacher


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