Jump directly to the Content
Jump directly to the Content


Home > Multimedia > Podcast

Podcast Episode 51 | 29 min

Preaching to People on the Margins

Shifting the margins in your preaching to all people.
Preaching to People on the Margins

Available on:

How can you preach to people on the margins? What does this look like on a practical level? Matt Woodley explores these questions with Patricia Batten, Associate Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She drew attention to how a preacher can overlook certain people groups, without realizing it. Pat said she often preaches to the middle, but recently felt convicted that she should expand her audience. She also shares a story about her daughter, which demonstrates her conviction that all people are made in the image of God.

Check out what was referenced in this episode:
Patricia Batten's book "Parenting by Faith: What Jesus Said to Parents." Rose Publishing LLC, 2019.

Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for PreachingToday.com and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

Related Sermon Illustrations

Professor Changes His Mind on the Value of Human Life

University professor Dr. Chris Gabbard used to believe that some human beings should be allowed or even encouraged to die. In his own words, Gabbard "grew up prizing intellectual aptitude ...

[Read More]

Son with Disabilities Says, "Dad, You're My Hero"

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, there's a restaurant called Tim's Place. It's named after Tim Harris, a young man with Down syndrome who started the business in 2010 with help from his ...

[Read More]

Related videos

There are currently no related videos.