The Witness of Preaching

The Witness of Preaching
Author: Thomas G. Long
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780664229436
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witness of Preaching Book Excerpt:

This thorough revision of this classic text is even clearer and more helpful than the first edition. Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, and has included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions.

The Folly of Preaching

The Folly of Preaching
Author: Michael P. Knowles
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2007-08-28
ISBN: 080282465X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Folly of Preaching Book Excerpt:

The Folly of Preaching contains a wealth of theoretical and practical insights into preaching from some of today's best-known preachers, scholars, and homiletics teachers. Many of these contributions derive their inspiration from Paul's letters to the church at Corinth, in which the apostle vigorously defends both the message of the gospel and his own manner of proclaiming it. Several of the twelve exemplary sermons rounding out The Folly of Preaching continue reflecting on the key theme of grace amid weakness and need, expounding passages from Paul's Corinthian correspondence. Of all the current preaching books available, few come close to the compilation here of eminent figures in contemporary preaching. Contributors: Elizabeth R. Achtemeier Charles G. Adams Donna E. Allen John L. Bell David G. Buttrick Tony Campolo Stephen C. Farris John N. Gladstone Edwina Hunter Michael P. Knowles Cleophus J. LaRue Thomas G. Long Martin E. Marty Haddon W. Robinson John R. W. Stott Diane McLellan Walker

Revival Preaching

Revival Preaching
Author: Ernest Eugene Klassen
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-09-03
ISBN: 1666711497
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revival Preaching Book Excerpt:

As part of his passion to bring glory to God, Ernie Klassen is particularly interested in the revival of God's people and the awakening of the lost. He believes strongly that God-honoring, Christ-exalting, and Spirit-empowered preaching plays a critical role in revival and awakening. No one models this dynamic better than Jonathan Edwards. He was a pastor who was a protagonist of the First Great Awakening. He thought deeply and critically about religious movements, and his reflections and sermons provide valuable "fodder" for reflection. Revival Preaching extracts the most important lessons of Edwards's writings and sermons for preaching in today's world.

Effective Preaching

Effective Preaching
Author: Michael E. Connors
Publsiher: Liturgy Training Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-01-25
ISBN: 1618333208
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Preaching Book Excerpt:

Effective Preaching: Bringing People into an Encounter with God is a practical collection of essays, featuring leading preachers, homilists and homily instructors. Compiled by Michael E. Connors, CSC, the Director of the John Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics at the University of Notre Dame, this imaginative book focuses entirely on the practical side of Catholic preaching. It will provide imaginative, hands-on, tested advice to help homilists develop preaching effectiveness, using techniques that will turn satisfactory preaching into exceptional preaching. This practical resource will be essential for priests, permanent deacons, seminarians in homiletics classes; retreat leaders, RCIA catechists; all who preach.

Evangelistic Preaching

Evangelistic Preaching
Author: Lloyd M. Perry,John R. Strubhar
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2000-02-05
ISBN: 1725205580
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evangelistic Preaching Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Contemporary Preaching

Handbook of Contemporary Preaching
Author: Dr. Michael Duduit
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 607
Release: 1993-03-01
ISBN: 1433674742
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Contemporary Preaching Book Excerpt:

Perhaps the most encyclopedic text on preaching in any language--the finest counsel from many of the acknowledged grand masters of the contemporary pulpit, including Calvin Miller, Joel Gregory, Stuart Briscoe, James Cox, Elizabeth Achtemeier, Thomas Long, James Earl Massey and many more.

Preaching That Connects

Preaching That Connects
Author: Howard D. Vanderwell
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 1532663625
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching That Connects Book Excerpt:

Have you been struck by the terror of not knowing what to preach next Sunday? Do you have the fear that maybe your sermons are not relevant to the experience of your hearers? Do you wish you had received more assistance in that from your lay leaders? Have you ever considered planning a year’s pulpit work in advance? Then this book is for you. It will provide you with a tested and proven method of analyzing the needs of your congregation and adapting the presentation of your message to meet those needs. It will show you the way to involve lay leaders much more helpfully. And it will provide you with a method for planning a whole season of preaching in advance. This book will greatly increase the effectiveness of your preaching.

Preaching Promise withing the Paradoxes of Life

Preaching Promise withing the Paradoxes of Life
Author: Len Hansen
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1928314481
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching Promise withing the Paradoxes of Life Book Excerpt:

Paradoxes have become characteristic of the world we live in - poverty and privilege, empire and oppression, migration and enclaveseeking, war and peace, justice and injustice, reconciliation and revenge. During the 2016 Societas Homiletica annual conference held in South Africa, these paradoxes served as a rediscovery of the calling of preachers to deliver the promise that lies within life's contradictions. A divine promise brought forth by the grace of God and the gospel of Christ - embodied in and through us by the Spirit of Christ. This promise may take many forms and calls for discernment and often interrupts the status quos in surprising, shocking ways. It is a promise that interrupts, in order to comfort.

Preaching Words

Preaching Words
Author: John S. McClure
Publsiher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 066423013X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching Words Book Excerpt:

John McClure'sPreaching Wordshighlights the most important ideas in homiletics and preaching, offering short explanations of these ideas, what scholars of preaching are saying about them, and how they can help in today's preaching. Topics range from elements of the sermon (introduction, body, and conclusion) to aspects of delivery, types of preaching in different Christian traditions, and theories of preaching.

The Holy Spirit Preaching

The Holy Spirit   Preaching
Author: James Forbes
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1426720734
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holy Spirit Preaching Book Excerpt:

Describes what it means to be anointed with the Spirit so that one can preach "to raise the dead." In The Holy Spirit and Preaching, James A. Forbes, Jr.--widely hailed as one of the nation's foremost preachers--offers four dynamic lectures originally delivered as the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale University, the most prestigious annual preaching event in the United States. In each of the lectures, Forbes focuses on the Holy Spirit as it relates to preaching. He traces the Holy Spirit's activity in Jesus' ministry and looks at the impact of being anointed by the Holy Spirit. Forbes demonstrates how the Holy Spirit works with the pastor in the preparation and delivery of a sermon. The Holy Spirit and Preaching concludes by focusing on the need for anointed preaching, and the way anointed preaching happens today.

Preaching Contextually

Preaching Contextually
Author: Anuparthi John Prabhakar
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1945926856
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching Contextually Book Excerpt:

Preaching is the commission given by the great preacher Jesus Christ. It is urgent because it communicates the essential gospel meant for the salvation of the perishing humanity. God is universal and people are local. The universal God became local in Jesus Christ through his incarnation. The saving gospel of Jesus Christ is necessary to communicate contextually. The majority of Indian Christians come from Dalit background. The ongoing development of Dalit Theology is helping to make the gospel relevant and effective. But the homiletic methodology being adapted in the Indian context is mostly from the West. In this scenario, Preaching Contextually searches for relevant methodology for Indian Dalits. For this purpose, contents of some sample sermons were analyzed homiletically to assess its relevance and to present a feasible method as a Dalit Homiletic. Prof Dr Júlio Cézar Adam (Brazil) This is a book which contributes enormously to homiletic research and science, not only in the Indian context, but also for other contexts, mainly those permeated by social ills and injustices. It is a necessary book for those who study and do homiletics mainly in the context of vulnerability.

Preaching Christ from Daniel

Preaching Christ from Daniel
Author: Sydney Greidanus
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2012-12-19
ISBN: 0802867871
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching Christ from Daniel Book Excerpt:

In Preaching Christ from Daniel Sidney Greidanus shows preachers and teachers how to prepare expository messages from the six narratives and four visions in the book of Daniel. Using the most up-to-date biblical scholarship, Greidanus addresses foundational issues such as the date of composition, the author(s) and original audience of the book, its overall message and goal, and various ways of preaching Christ from Daniel. Throughout his book Greidanus puts front and center God's sovereignty, providence, and coming kingdom. Each chapter contains building blocks for constructing expository sermons and lessons, including useful information on the context, themes, and goals of each literary unit links between Daniel and the New Testament how to formulate the sermon theme and goal contemporary application and much more!

Excellence in Preaching

Excellence in Preaching
Author: Simon Vibert
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN: 1844746933
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excellence in Preaching Book Excerpt:

What makes some preaching gripping - unforgettable even? What can we learn from the best preachers? How can we appreciate great preaching, often at the click of a mouse, without devaluing the role of the local church minister? 'Without creating a guru mentality, I focus on one positive aspect from each preacher and offer hints on how other preachers might emulate them.' says author Simon Vibert. He also looks at the Bible's own take on good preaching, and focuses on the exemplary models of Jesus and Paul. This is not a how-to manual, nor a biblical theology of preaching, nor even a critique of the subjects. Rather, it is a focus on modern-day practitioners, from whom all preachers can form a composite picture of excellence, and from whom all preachers would do well to learn.

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership
Author: Michael E. Connors, CSC
Publsiher: Liturgy Training Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN: 1616716355
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership Book Excerpt:

In this unique resource, Fr. Michael E. Connors gathers and expertly guides the collective wisdom of experienced preachers and homilists to provide a unique resource that examines the preacher’s unique role as shepherd and a spiritual leader. The chapters will investigate these dual roles according to the roots of the Catholic spiritual tradition and provide practical advice for priests, deacons, seminarians in homiletics classes or preaching classes, retreat leaders, RCIA catechists—all who preach. Preaching as Spiritual Leadership provides solutions to the following questions: How is preaching embedded in the Church’s pastoral mission? What does it mean to be a shepherd and spiritual leader for others? How can a preacher flourish in the role of spiritual leader? How can we lead others into committed discipleship through preaching? To be a shepherd and spiritual leader, the preacher must be in some sense a mystic, who is filled with the Lord’s gracious presence, a presence to be shared with others. Homilists are a sacramental people, they must also be a mystagogues: ministers who can both lead the community’s ritual celebrations, and help the People of God to plunge into the liturgy with lively faith, to touch the holy realities behind them.

Southern Baptist and Expository Preaching

Southern Baptist and Expository Preaching
Author: Brenton Cross
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN: 1666732176
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Baptist and Expository Preaching Book Excerpt:

This project addresses the influence and role of the Southern Baptist (SB) expository preaching methodology by examining the role of expository preaching, its innate characteristics, and its espousal by SB pastors and theologians in the twentieth century for influencing personal and social values and politics in the twenty-first century.

Preaching in and Out of Season

Preaching in and Out of Season
Author: Thomas G. Long,Neely Dixon McCarter
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 131
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN: 9780664251499
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching in and Out of Season Book Excerpt:

This excellent resource provides help for ministers who must plan their sermons not only according to the liturgical church year but also in response to the secular calendar of national holidays and public ceremonies, and in response to the program calendar of local and denominational emphases. Individual chapters discuss preaching about racial relations; family, church, and nation; the global witness of the church; work; evangelism; stewardship; and giving thanks. Suggestions for sermons on each theme are provided as well.

Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric

Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric
Author: Tim MacBride
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-11-05
ISBN: 1625649959
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

Since the rise of the "New Homiletic" a generation ago, it has been recognized that sermons not only say something to listeners, they also do something. A truly expository sermon will seek not merely to say what the biblical text said, but also to do what the biblical text did in the lives of its original audience. In Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric, MacBride looks how at the discipline of rhetorical criticism can help preachers discern the function of a New Testament text in its original setting as a means of crafting a sermon that can function similarly in contemporary contexts. Focusing on the letters of Paul, he shows how understanding them in light of Greco-Roman speech conventions can suggest ways by which preachers can communicate not just the content of the letters, but also their function. In this way, the power of the text itself can be harnessed, leading to sermons that inform and, most importantly, transform.

Backstory Preaching

Backstory Preaching
Author: Lisa Cressman
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 0814645380
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backstory Preaching Book Excerpt:

Instead of being a dour task on the checklist, what if the process of homily prep renewed you? Instead of feeling insecure about your message, what if your skills made you confident to preach a consistently clear message of Good News, authentic to you, relevant to your listeners, holding their attention and inviting transformation? Backstory Preaching: Integrating Life, Spirituality, and Craft shows you how. By integrating your life and spirituality with the practical skills necessary for effective preaching, you can move beyond the boredom, stress, or insecurity of preaching so it is no longer you who preach but Christ who preaches in you. By connecting with God in the midst of your sermon prep, the Gospel will be spread deeper and further. God’s joy—and yours—will be made complete.

The Joy of Preaching

The Joy of Preaching
Author: Phillips Brooks
Publsiher: Ravenio Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy of Preaching Book Excerpt:

"Preaching," writes Phillips Brooks, "is the communication of truth by man to men. It has in it two essential elements, truth and personality. Neither of those can it spare and still be preaching. The truest truth, the most authoritative statement of God’s will, communicated in any other way than through the personality of brother man to men is not preached truth." This classic is organized as follows: I. The Two Elements in Preaching II. The Preacher Himself III. The Preacher in His Work IV. The Idea of the Sermon V. The Making of the Sermon VI. The Congregation VII. The Ministry for Our Age VIII. The Value of the Human Soul

Preaching and New Worlds

Preaching and New Worlds
Author: Timothy Johnson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 135165859X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching and New Worlds Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays examines the polyvalent concept of "New Worlds" in the context of medieval and early modern sermon studies. While the terms "Old World" and "New World" are commonplace in studies of Europe and the Americas, this volume explores how preaching in the Atlantic world and beyond creatively engaged audiences in addressing new cultural and religious perspectives regardless of their geographical location and time period. The identification of the "other" in sermons is already an implicit recognition of a novel world, which could be equally enticing and intimidating. The scholars represented in this volume examine a wide panorama of medieval and early modern efforts as they identify how sermons, which often served as a highly effective media of mass communication, reflect shifting identities, sometimes contested and sometimes embraced, within long-standing traditional constructs. Particular themes include apocalypticism, art and mission, cultural interaction, multilingualism, forms of religious life, and theological innovation.