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Preachers’ Talk

By preachers for preachers and those who love preaching. A podcast from the Charles Simeon Trust and 9Marks.
1Preachers’ Talk Episode 70: On PhDs and PreachingDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Robert S. Kinney
2Preachers’ Talk Episode 69: On Preaching Long PassagesDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
3Preachers’ Talk Episode 68: On Preaching Gospels/ActsDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
4Preachers’ Talk Episode 67: On Preaching Amidst Church ConflictDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
5Preachers’ Talk Episode 66: Mailbag #5David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
6Preachers’ Talk Episode 65: On Preaching Wisdom LiteratureDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
7Preachers’ Talk Episode 64: On ClarityDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Robert S. Kinney
8Preachers’ Talk Episode 63: On Preaching in Diverse International ContextsDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, John Folmar
9Preachers’ Talk Episode 62: On AdornmentDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Robert S. Kinney
10Preachers’ Talk Episode 61: On Preaching as Pastoral MinistryDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Mark Dever
11Preachers’ Talk Episode 60: On Preaching ProphetsDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
12Preachers’ Talk Episode 59: On WeddingsDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
13Preachers’ Talk Episode 58: On Training PreachersDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Michael Lawrence
14Preachers’ Talk Episode 57: On Old Testament HistoryDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
15Preachers’ Talk Episode 56: On FuneralsDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
16Preachers’ Talk Episode 55: Mailbag #4David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
17Preachers’ Talk Episode 54: On AI and PreachingDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
18Preachers’ Talk Episode 53: On Avoiding BoredomDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
19Preachers’ Talk Episode 52: On Text Size SelectionDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
20Preachers’ Talk Episode 51: On AudienceDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
21Preachers’ Talk Episode 50: On Biblical ContextDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
22Preachers’ Talk Episode 49: On Homiletical StructureDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
23Preachers’ Talk Episode 48: On Cultural ContextDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
24Preachers’ Talk Episode 47: On Preaching During the HolidaysDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
25Preachers’ Talk Episode 46: On Historical ContextDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
26Preachers’ Talk Episode 45: On Engaging the ListenerDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
27Preachers’ Talk Episode 44: On Literary ContextDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
28Preachers’ Talk Episode 43: Mailbag #3David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
29Preachers’ Talk Episode 42: On Cultural RelevanceDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
30Preachers’ Talk Episode 41: On Exposition for All (with Mervyn Eloff)Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland, Mervyn Eloff
31Preachers’ Talk Episode 40: On Beginning WellDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
32Preachers’ Talk Episode 39: On Preaching DiscourseDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
33Preachers’ Talk Episode 38: On Preaching Hard TextsDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
34Preachers’ Talk Episode 37: On Preaching PoetryDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
35Preachers’ Talk Episode 36: On Effective IllustrationDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
36Preachers’ Talk Episode 35: On Preaching NarrativeDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
37Preachers’ Talk Episode 34: On Training Women for ExpositionColleen McFadden, David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks
38Preachers’ Talk Episode 33: On Getting Started LateDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
39Preachers’ Talk Episode 32: On ApplicationDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Michael Lawrence
40Preachers’ Talk Episode 31: Mailbag #2David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
41Preachers’ Talk Episode 30: On Concession and RefutationDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
42Preachers’ Talk Episode 29: On ArgumentDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
43Preachers’ Talk Episode 28: On Pride vs. Contempt of Praise (with Mike Bullmore)David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Mike Bullmore
44Preachers’ Talk Episode 27: On Doing Your Own WorkDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
45Preachers’ Talk Episode 26: On Cross-Cultural Preaching (with John Onwuchekwa)David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, John Onwuchekwa, K. Edward Copeland
46Preachers’ Talk Episode 25: On Preaching as an AssistantDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
47Preachers’ Talk Episode 24: On Power for ProclamationDavid R. Helm, H.B. Charles, Jr., Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
48Preachers’ Talk Episode 23: On Power for PreparationDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
49Preachers’ Talk Episode 22: On EthosDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
50Preachers’ Talk Episode 21: Mailbag #1David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
51Preachers’ Talk Episode 20: On ConclusionsDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
52Preachers’ Talk Episode 19: On TypologyDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
53Preachers’ Talk Episode 18: On RhetoricDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Robert S. Kinney
54Preachers’ Talk Episode 17: On Guest PreachingDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
55Preachers’ Talk Episode 16: On Biblical Quotations and AllusionsDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Michael Lawrence
56Preachers’ Talk Episode 15: On The Preaching MomentDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
57Preachers’ Talk Episode 14: On Historical TrajectoryDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
58Preachers’ Talk Episode 13: On the Process of Writing a SermonDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
59Preachers’ Talk Episode 12: On Discerning the Structure of A Biblical TextDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
60Preachers’ Talk Episode 11: On Finding Your VoiceDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
61Preachers’ Talk Episode 10: On Preaching the GospelDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
62Preachers’ Talk Episode 9: On Giving and Receiving Feedback on PreachingDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
63Preachers’ Talk Episode 8: On Planning a Preaching CalendarDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
64Preachers’ Talk Episode 7: On Preaching Over the Long HaulDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
65Preachers’ Talk Episode 6: On Preaching in a Troubled AgeDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
66Preachers’ Talk Episode 5: On Preaching in a Distracted AgeDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
67Preachers’ Talk Episode 4: On Preaching in a PandemicDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
68Preachers’ Talk Episode 3: On Inebriated PreachingDavid R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
69Preachers’ Talk Episode 2: On Defining ‘Expositional Preaching’ (with H.B. Charles, Jr.)David R. Helm, H.B. Charles, Jr., Jeremy Meeks, K. Edward Copeland
70Preachers’ Talk Episode 1: On the State of Preaching Today (with Jonathan Leeman)David R. Helm, Jeremy Meeks, Jonathan Leeman, K. Edward Copeland
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Endorsements

The ministry of the Charles Simeon Trust not only helps beginning preachers to handle the Word of God faithfully and tellingly, but provides invaluable resources for more experienced preachers, too. Most preachers would benefit hugely from the Workshops organized by the Trust.”
D.A. Carson
(Retired) Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
The Charles Simeon Trust women's Workshops provide a rare opportunity for women—stellar training on skills for getting to a right understanding of the text and teaching it to others. But the best and most unique thing about a Charles Simeon Trust women's Workshop is the opportunity to get critical feedback from other women whose only agenda is to help each other get better at handling the Bible.”
Nancy Guthrie
Author and Speaker
The Charles Simeon Trust, modelled on The Proclamation Trust in the UK, has been doing excellent work equipping Christians in understanding and teaching the Bible. I happily commend and promote their Workshops, and regularly have occasion to encourage people to attend them.”
Mark Dever
Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church
I am honored to serve on the Chicago Course on Preaching team because I am convinced that this is the most impactful, innovative, cost-effective training for Bible preachers and teachers in the country. No other preaching curriculum or bible training is as intense, strategic, or comprehensive. Likewise, the Charles Simeon Trust model has and continues to do a great work around the globe with three-day workshops.”
K. Edward Copeland
Lead Pastor, New Zion Baptist Church
The Charles Simeon Trust is deeply committed to the right things in preaching, and deeply committed to teaching those things in a hands-on and very helpful way. Whether you are a brand new or seasoned pastor your preaching will be significantly strengthened by these workshops.”
Mike Bullmore
Senior Pastor, CrossWay Community Church
One of the church’s greatest needs is gospel ministers who are well-trained in expositional word ministry so that they may, in turn, faithfully equip the church for this mutual edification. It is for this reason that I partner with the Charles Simeon Trust. I am so encouraged by the work of CST that we not only host an annual workshop in Austin, I also participate in other workshops as time permits. I cannot recommend CST highly enough.”
Juan Sanchez
Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church
What a joy to be able to say plainly and truly that the Charles Simeon Trust is committed to training in biblical exposition. I'm especially delighted to see more and more women preparing to teach the Bible to other women, through the Charles Simeon Trust's Workshops and Online Courses.”
Kathleen Nielson
Author and Speaker
The Charles Simeon Trust believes in the sufficiency of God's word for God's church. Because of that, they are committed to training men both to get the Word of God right, and to get the Word of God across. In my opinion, the Workshops provide the best, most practical, and most accessible training available. ”
Michael Lawrence
Senior Pastor, Hinson Baptist Church