Some background on myself: I'm an old-school hard-shell Baptist. I'm used to small churches (typically no more than 150 members or so). 13 Years ago I announced my calling to preach God's word. I have not attended seminary, though I am not opposed to it. I have no problem in learning history and language, though I do not like the idea of someone trying to tell someone else how to preach. I recently came across a blog that purported to teach men how to preach without notes, if necessary. For my own experience, this was a foreign concept. I've never preached with notes. I pray and study the scriptures, then mark the place I feel the Spirit leading me to...but I'm going off on my own tangent here... This blog also stated some tips for preachers. Among its various tips were the following: 1. The preacher should stay behind the pulpit and not move. 2. The preacher should not raise his voice. Use microphones to be louder. 3. Publish a version of your notes either on a screen or a flyer for the congregation. 4. Always prepare a message that relates to current events in your church. 5. Always prepare a message relevant to any possible holidays/occasions. Most of these bug me, but the first one especially. For me, standing in one place is pretty much a physical impossibility. I'm always more comfortable if I'm able to move about. Now, my church is open to this practice, as our pastor moves around, and preachers that visit our church tend to move. So I'm curious. What do you guys think? What sort of practices do you believe a preacher should hold to when preaching?