The following websites are excellent resources to inspire creative sermon writing:
Preaching and Worship
PreachingandWorship.org aims to provide easy access to excellent on-line resources for preparing sermons and worship services for a wide range of denominations and traditions—a bit like a Google, Bing, or Yahoo search, specifically designed for preachers.
Academy of Preachers
The Academy of Preachers seeks to Identify, Network, Support and Inspire young people in their call to Gospel preaching.
Patheos – Preachers
Patheos.com is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs.
Working Preacher has been a trusted source of inspiration, interpretation and imagination for preachers across the globe -- all for free.
The Text This Week
This site features a wide variety of resources for study and liturgy based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary* cycle.
Vanora the Storyteller
Vanora Franklin Legaux knows that the art of storytelling is the art of spoken love, oral history, and poetic expression.
Tejas Storytelling Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of storytelling as an oral tradition, a performing art, and an educational tool.
National Storytelling Network – Resources
A handy list of Storytelling Organizations listed by state
North 40 Storytellers
This group is dedicated to the art, craft and tradition of storytelling in North Texas. Offering a friendly environment in which to listen and to tell stories of all sorts.
Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers
Monthly meetings where family-oriented storytelling performances by guild members, newcomers, and visitors offer a good sampling of what storytelling is all about.
Dallas Storytelling Guild
Professional and skilled amateur storytellers from the Guild provide programs at diverse venues including schools, churches, civic organizations, community events, corporations, rehabilitation facilities, prisons, and festivals.
We create spaces for transforming lives and communities, through the acts of listening to and sharing stories.
International Storytelling Center
Dedicated to inspiring and empowering people across the world to accomplish goals and make a difference by discovering, capturing, and sharing their stories.
The Periodic Table of Storytelling
Beautiful 'periodic table' diagramming the 'elements' of storytelling, a fun and educational reference for writing inspiration.
UNT – Storytelling Websites and Resources
A collection of links to Storytelling Websites and Resources sponsored by the University of North Texas.
TED – Playlists – How to Tell a Story
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.
Oral Fixation is a series of hour-long evenings of TRUE, personal stories, each with a new theme performed by a cross-section of seven Dallasites.
TED – Andrew Stanton – The Clues to a Great Story
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.
TED – Storytelling
In these TED Talks, masters of storytelling share their creative secrets and explore new approaches to their age-old craft.