How do we preach to engage in a digital age? That question was the topic of my talk at 2019 Center for Pastor Theologians Conference. I argue (1) that the pervasive triviality on social media offers an opportunity for preachers to say something substantive that cuts through the drivel, and (2) that “bottom line” preaching is a strong strategy for doing that. And you may have guessed from the title that Simon Sinek gets a hat tip, too. CLICK HERE to watch the talk.
Dr. Matt O’Reilly is Lead Pastor of Hope Hull United Methodist Church near Montgomery, AL, and a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians. He is the author of Paul and the Resurrected Body: Social Identity and Ethical Practice, The Letters to the Thessalonians, and Bless the Nations.
I’ve recently had the opportunity to be interviewed on a couple of podcasts regarding the outcomes and implications of the United Methodist Church special session of General Conference earlier this year. This post puts all the links in one place.
The first one was came on The Kuyperian Commentary and was hosted by Pastor Uri Brito. You can listen here.
The second interview came in two parts on The Pastor Theologians Podcast hosted by Todd Wilson and Zach Wagner.
I’m grateful to have had these invitations. Feel free to chime in with comments and questions. Thanks for listening.
Dr. Matt O’Reilly is pastor of Hope Hull United Methodist Church near Montgomery, AL, a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians, and Adjunct Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Ministry at Wesley Biblical Seminary.
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