Article by: Nancy Guthrie
In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, we address every Bible teacher’s big fear—that we will be boring. Nobody wants to be boring. That’s why an article written by Peter Adam called, “Five Completely Effective Ways to Avoid Boredom in Expository Preaching” caught my eye. For this episode I sat down with Adam, vicar emeritus of St. Judes, an Anglican church in Melbourne, Australia. We talked through strategies to avoid being boring, which include looking for ways to employ variety and to release the passion inherent in the text we’re teaching.
Adam has written a number of books, including:
- Speaking God's Words: A Practical Theology of Preaching
- Hearing God’s Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality
- The Message of Malachi in The Bible Speaks Today commentary series
You can listen to the episode here.
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, and through books and DVDs in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. She offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.