The “Back Porch” of Scripture

It’s easy to get stuck and stale through the routine of sermon preparation. This is a terrific couple of minutes on preaching from Tom Long. He talks about staying fresh in preaching and spending time on the “back porch” of the text.


Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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