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Welcome to Preaching Donkey! This site exists to help preachers communicate better. Articles from this site have been featured on:

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Preaching Donkey focuses on helping you improve your preaching technique and communication skills. Here are the top 10 most popular posts:

#1 … 4 Mistakes Preachers Make when Ending a Sermon
#2 … Why You Should Build Tension in Your Sermons
#3 … 5 Easy Steps to Put People to Sleep with Your Preaching
#4 … The Notes I have with Me When I Preach
#5 … The World Doesn’t Need Any More Fat Preachers
#6 … Why Shorter Sermons Are Almost Always Better
#7 … Three Keys to Make Your Sermons Unforgettable
#8 … 5 Ways to Overcome Nerves Before You Preach
#9 …Here’s Why You Need a Weekly Sermon Prep Schedule
#10 … My 4-Step Method for Outlining Sermons   

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Who am I? I’m Lane Sebring.View More: http://klairedixiusphotography.pass.us/lane--rachel-anniversary I have a passion for preaching, and I firmly believe that dynamic, effective preaching is one of the most powerful tools we have in the local church. I want to do all I can to improve my own preaching and help others do the same. Do I know everything about preaching? Of course not. I have a lot to learn like everyone else. I just want to share my thoughts and start a conversation. I write about principles I’ve learned from nearly ten years of preaching regularly in a variety of contexts and studying communication in college.

While working on my seminary degree in pastoral ministry, I noticed that my preaching courses focused mostly on theological accuracy, biblical exegesis and sermon structure. These are all necessary (and very important), but communicating effectively has to be a priority. We have the most important message in the world. We need to be sure it’s getting across.

In my writing, I combine my practical experience with my communications degree and theological training to share some ideas on how to preach with greater impact. One of my greatest passions in life is preaching, and I look forward to getting better together. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Why the name “Preaching Donkey”? God spoke through a donkey to get his point across one time; I think he can speak through us. From the name of this blog to the content, my goal is to be real. This is a place where we have an honest conversation about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to preaching. I hope you enjoy reading and commenting.