Over at the Vulgar Homiletics blog, Dave Barnhart is in the middle of a series entitled Preaching Basics. It looks to be a helpful series of pointers to keep in mind when you preach. For example the first is to Keep it Simple. Barnhart suggests that we use simple language without dumbing down the message. The second is to get rid of the passive verbs. The third is to incorporate silence and pause into the message. Go on over and follow this interesting series.