Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preaching faithfully, clearly, and better.
In this episode, we’ll talk about pulpit ethics. Pulpit ethics are pulpit manners which include dos and don’ts for those who stand in corporate worship of God’s people to preach the holy word of God.
Whatever happened to pulpit ethics?
We not longer have pulpits. We now have stages. We no longer have ethics. We now have platforms. We desperately need a recovery of pulpit ethics.
What are the basics of pulpit ethics?
- Physical Posture
- Appropriate Attire
- Reverent Speech
- Nonverbal Communication
- Personal Distraction
- Worship Participation
- Spiritual Sensitivity
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Expositional Preaching by David R. Helm
Expository preaching is empowered preaching that rightfully submits the shape and emphasis of the sermon to shape the emphasis of a biblical text. In that way, it brings out of the text what the Holy Spirit put there… and does not put in the text what the preacher thinks might be there. – David Helm