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How To Get The Feedback You Need – Mary Hulst

By July 30, 2021No Comments

Dr Mary Hulst believes that preaching should be God centered, grace oriented and subject to peer-review. In this helpful conversation Mike speaks with her about some of the chapters and themes from her bookA Little Handbook for Preachers: Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sundayas well as lessons that she has learned in the years following its publishing.

Rev. Dr. Mary S. Hulst has served as Calvin CollegeUniversity Pastor since 2009. Before coming to Calvin College, she spent eight years serving as the senior pastor at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids before leaving to pursue a PhD in communication ethics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her bachelor’s degree is in classical studies from Calvin College, and her master of divinity was granted by Calvin Theological Seminary. Dr. Hulst taught for one year in the Communications Arts and Sciences Department at Calvin College and then for two years at Calvin Theological Seminary, as Assistant Professor of Preaching, where she still teaches on occasion. You can follow her on Twitter@PastorMary2Uand find her on Facebook as “Pastor Mary.”

Resources Mentioned:

Mary’s book:

Preacher to Preacher coaching service:

The Preacher as Liturgical Artist :

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism :

The Year of Less :

Suggested Episodes:

John Starke on seeking out feedback from the congregation:

Jody Ponce on growing as an expositor through peer review:

Greg Jao on collaboration and feedback from fellow leaders :

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