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Steven Smith

Steven Smith
Columnist

A preacher and author, Steven W. Smith writes and presents papers in the area of theology and preaching.  He is the author of Dying to Preach, awarded a Preaching Today's book of the year award.

Smith's teaching interest lay in the areas of text-driven preaching, theology and preaching, and preaching genres. Steven is a former pastor, and at one time was a columnist for www.christianity.com, writing in the area of Faith and Culture. Steven also has a passion for international missions and has travelled to over 20 countries for short term mission projects and teaching.

Steven is the Dean of the college, and Professor of Communication, at the College at Southwestern. Steven is married to Ashley and has two daughters, Jewell and Sidney.

Works by Steven Smith
The Good-to-Great Shepherd
Steven Smith | December 15, 2011
At Christmastime, it's worth remembering what made Jesus "the great shepherd of the......
Has "application" replaced "exhortation" in sermons? Have we settled for practical......
Arguments in sermons are too often boring and distracting. Done rightly, however,......
Sharp Application: Thoughts on Applying a Text
Steven Smith | April 27, 2011
An expert in preaching gives four pointers on the art of application....
Stage Lights: Thoughts on Illustrating a Text
Steven Smith | April 06, 2011
A sermon illustration should disappear so the text can be illuminated. ...
Without explaining the text well in the sermon, having emotional appeal is trading one......
Confidence, Pride, and the Sin of Insecurity
Steven Smith | February 04, 2011
It's key for preachers to be confident -- but can they be confident without being......
Preaching That Hurts, Then Heals
Steven Smith | January 13, 2011
Preaching Christ's call to forgiveness is never easy. It causes pain and discomfort. And......
Christmas often leaves us too distracted and depleted to confront the New Year with......
Christmas Communion
Steven Smith | December 10, 2010
Three things we should understand about the true meaning of Christmas....