Friday, August 15, 2008

What Does Mike Bullmore take into the Pulpit with Him?

Continuing the series that began earlier in the week, Josh Harris has now posted the notes of Mike Bullmore here. Although Bullmore is far less well-known than Mark Dever, he is every bit his equal in the pulpit. You can read more about him and his church here.

The sermon notes posted are from a message preached in February 2008 on Zephaniah. You can listen to the audio of the sermon here. One thing you will immediately notice is that Bullmore writes out his notes by hand, and that his handwriting is, shall we say, less than easily deciphered by those with untrained eyes.

On a personal note, I owe a great deal to Bullmore. He was my preaching instructor for all three of my courses at TEDS, and I consider that one of the highlights of my seminary education. No one person has had a greater influence on how I conceptualize and practice the task of preaching than him. If you would like a taste of his thoughts on preaching, here are three lectures that are available for free download:

Five Convictions about Preaching without which One Should not Preach

Things I've Learned About Preaching After Having Taught It for 15 Years

Watch Your Preaching: Effective Sermon Preparation

HT: Justin Taylor

3 comments:

dave bish said...

His sermons on Psalm 119 - such as the soul-satisfying word, are excellent.

Matt Harmon said...

Dave,

Do you happen to have a link for those? I didn't see them in a quick visit to Bullmore's church website.

Matt

dave bish said...

Hmmm. Yeh, they were from 2004 and it looks like they've taken them offline.... was a whole series on Psalm 119. Sadly I've not got the copies I downloaded anymore.