In the Company of Preachers

A quarterly audio resource dedicated to cultivating the art of preaching

When did you last hear a good sermon?

Are you usually the preacher and rarely the listener?

In the Company of Preachers, a quarterly audio series, will help you to hone your preaching. But beyond that, it allows you to listen to and be fed by great preaching.

Luther Seminary biblical preaching faculty and guests provide teaching comments, paired with sermons that reflect the theme. All of the sermons were preached during Luther Seminary's daily worship in the Chapel of the Incarnation.   

Note: This series has been available in two formats: audio CD and digital download. After the Winter 2012 issue is released (Jan. 2012), only the digital download format will be offered. Current audio CD subscribers will be contacted with additional information.

What people are saying ...

This quarterly series is a superb idea that meets a real need in preachers' lives. Not only do they get exposed to new teachings that will help them to sharpen their homiletical skills, they get to hear excellent preaching that mines a rich collection of recorded sermons from Luther Seminary. I know of no resource like it--I will use it in my own teaching. 

Paul Scott Wilson
Professor of Homiletics
Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto

This fine audio resource on preaching is both informative and encouraging. The teaching is sharp, the instruction is solid, and the presentations and sermons are quite engaging. Preachers will discover many new ideas here, but best of all, by hearing other preachers practice the craft, they will find themselves strengthened for the ministry of preaching. 

Thomas Long
Bandy Professor of Preaching
Candler School of Theology, Emory University

A wonderful resource for anyone looking to extend the sermon-preparation conversations. And you can even listen to this one in the car! 

Anna Carter Florence
Associate Professor of Homiletics
Columbia Theological Seminary

Preaching is hard work. Even those who have natural gifts for communication of the gospel need to attend to the weekly task of creating a message that is pertinent and meaningful to God's people. You can do this on your own, of course, but many of us have found that doing so in community and conversation with others is a significant way to keep our preaching fresh and alive. "In the Company of Preachers" is a resource that places you in such a community and conversation. It is filled with solid teaching--what one might need to enroll in a D.Min. course to get--along with sermons that will refresh your homiletical spirit. What better way for preachers to learn and grow in their own craft, than to listen to someone other than themselves speak the Word occasionally. The voices heard in this series will be those that can teach best practice and provide spiritual nourishment for those who are so involved in preaching the Word, they may miss its impact for their own lives. 

Clayton Schmit
Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Associate Professor of Preaching
Fuller Theological Seminary