Preaching Can Change the World...Or Not

Wow. I have never featured two video posts in a row here on the Desperate Pastor blog, but Nancy Duarte's TEDx East talk (which I discovered on Michael Hyatt's excellent blog) is such a fine followup to

Nancy Duarte's talk at TEDx East from Duarte Design on Vimeo.

Preachers, what if we included multiple video, demonstrations, and guests in our sermons, like Steve Jobs?

Preachers, what if someone charted how often people laugh, clap (or say "amen," if you prefer), or marvel in our messages?

Preachers, what if we more intentionally used repetition, song and poetry, and the other techniques (more intuitive than intentional) of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Preachers, what if we mapped our sermons like she does?

Preaching for a response involves far more than the last 3-5 minutes of a sermon. It can and should be a function of how the whole thing is constructed.


  1. So blessed by your post. Thanks Bob!

  2. Nancy, I'm blessed that you commented! Such an honor to have you visit the Desperate Pastor. Thanks so much for your great insights!