How To Write A Sermon and Preach Without Notes

Let’s begin with a premise: that sermons do not deserve to be tortured, boring, uninspiring, hastily delivered, irrelevant, or anything else. Sermons are an art: spiritual performance, confrontational theater. And art has a right to be good. Because art saves. And here you go. No notes No notes. None. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. No manuscript, speech, anything. If there’s paper on the pulpit, it better be the list of birthdays and deaths. Your words do not need to be written in order to be delivered well. This is the only thing

Episode 25 | Jews and Sports

Sandy Koufax, Hank Greenberg, the Olympics…let’s talk about Jews and sports. Plus listener questions about conversion to Judaism and Instragram.

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Episode 24 | Encouraging Conversion to Judaism?

Some religions knock on doors. Judaism doesn’t. But here are a few reasons why we need to rethink Jewish outreach.

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Episode 23 | Judaism Is Inconvenient

Judaism is inconvenient. And that’s a good thing. Hear a talk about Hanukkah, antisemitism, the Rocky franchise, Rogue One and all things Jewish-Christian.

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Episode 21 | Ask the Rabbi Anything with Dan!

Jews for Jesus? How to dress for synagogue success? Lots of your questions answered. This episode features my new friend Dan and was recorded at a lovely place in Bon Air, VA that I’ll talk about in a few episodes. Thanks Dan and thanks Doug for the photo!

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Episode 20 | You Matter!


We’re convinced that life happens “at us”. Why? Why do we have trouble accepting that we matter?

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Episode 19 | Kindness Is Heresy (Excerpt)


For the heretics, the free thinkers, the people who think God is a waste of time. I have a surprise for you. God loves heretics.


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Episode 18 | Finding Meaning In Ordinary Life (Excerpt)


You can find meaning in day-to-day ordinary life. I did. Here’s how.

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Episode 17 | Want to be a Rabbi?


Interest in becoming a rabbi? Then you should listen to this episode.

Episode 16 | from generation to generation (Jewish spirituality part III or III)


Part three of a three-part series on Jewish spirituality. Big thanks to Dana for sponsoring the podcast.