Is there a way to change the behavior and look of a post from a particular category on the homepage or within the loop?
Let me be more specific. I'm a webmaster for a website/blog for a pastor who wants to have a sermon posted on a weekly basis. The sermon starts with the verse the sermon is about then the scripture reading followed by the message. On the homepage and/or on the month archive pages I would like to have the posts which fall in the sermon category (or in sub categories thereof) to show the verse which is at the top and an excerpt of the message.
How can I do this without changing the way posts form other categories look and behave?
Secondly there is an audio version of the sermon posted in FLV form using the Flash Video Player plugin. I would like this player to be at the top of the post's page but on that page only (not on any archive, category or any list pages) I'm good with XHTML an CSS but PHP is new to me. I can however understand PHP when I see the code. I just don't know how to write PHP from scratch.
I know I'm asking for a lot but anything that will bring me closer to my goal would be much appreciated.