Backstory Preaching

Backstory Preaching


Spirituality * Craft * Process 


 Write Better Sermons Faster


Online Preaching Formation and Continuing Education

Grow, Improve, and Thrive in the Pulpit  

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Rooted in Spirituality


  • Sermon prep as respite
  • 'Backstory' = your deep relationship with God
  • Cultivate wonder, awe and gratitude
  • Live Lunch Hour Lectio every Monday at 12:00pm Central  


The Rev. Dr. Lisa Cressman

Founder and Steward of Backstory Preaching.

I am an Episcopal priest, ordained over 25 years. I am a preacher, teacher, spiritual director and retreat leader.

I am the author of Backstory Preaching: Integrating Life, Spirituality, and Craft, and Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday.

My vision and hope is that you would preach with your whole life. 

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