On today’s show we welcome Len Sweet, a theologian, semiotician, church historian, pastor and bestselling author who communicates the gospel with a signature bridging of the worlds of faith, academia and popular culture.
- How do we get the church to change the world?
- Teaching the young and old about new reformation.
- Why we need to be lifting up Christ more than the church.
- Find out more about Len Sweet’s journey as a preacher.
- Discover what inspires Len to write and raise race horses.
- Len explains the process of getting his first book published.
- Why the church was made for the challenges we are facing today.
- Should we be starting from the future and working back.
- Understanding the essence of what the Kingdom is.
- Len’s thoughts on same sex marriage and gay rights.
- Communicating to the TGIF culture through stories.
- The importance of becoming a lifelong learner.
- Why Christians have to rediscover the table.
- Are we suffering from JDD ? Jesus Deficit Disorder?
- And much more!
Len Sweet is an American theologian, semiotician, church historian, pastor, and author. He is the author of over 300 articles, 200 sermons and more than 50 books and currently hosts his own preaching website called preachthestory.com. Len has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Christians in America and currently serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School at Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey.
Sweet is founder and President of SpiritVenture Ministries. His writings focus on the study of Semiotics. He has over 1000 published sermons, and currently is the chief weekly contributor to the lectionary-based sermons.com. Sweet has weekly podcasting on iTunes entitled Napkin Scribbles.
Sweet has served a term on the council of the American Society of Church History and was an associate editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion for ten years. An honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond, he earned his Master of Divinity degree from Colgate/Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer and PhD from the University of Rochester.