The book is keyed to online sermon samples and other Web-based features such as sermon illustrations and art at elementsofpreaching. Com. Teresa L. Fry brown here introduces preachers to the rationale and methods for effective use of voice and body in the animation of the word in the preaching moment. Suggestions and exercises for enhancing voice, diction and nonverbal engagement of the listener are included in each chapter.
Determining the Form: Structures for Preaching Elements of PreachingFortress Press - This book will offer preachers a strong foundation in considering sermonic form and a handful of basic, reliable rhetorical structures to use in the pulpit. This fifth title in the elements of preaching series offers preaching students and clergy an overview of some of the most common sermonic forms and provides insights for determining which forms are most - and least - amenable to the claim that they want to make in their sermon.
Rather than training students in a single rhetorical form, this volume will demonstrate a variety of options without advocating for any particular form. Accomplished preachers can think of rhetorical strategy in a nuanced manner, but beginning preachers are well-served by having a knapsack of simple sermonic forms they can turn to when building a sermon out of a sermonic claim.
Determining the Form: Structures for Preaching Elements of Preaching - Many, if not most, sermons wind up being somewhat formless and thus less effective than they might be in communicating the gospel.
Shaping the Claim: Moving from Text to Sermon Elements of PreachingFortress Press - Shaping the claim takes readers beyond the initial steps of theological analysis, contextual explorations, and biblical exegesis to help the preacher discover the core of the message to be preached - the sermonic "claim. In order to be effective, a sermon needs to address the hearers at three distinct levels; the head or the intellect, says McMickle, the heart or passion and conviction, and the hand or an expected and desired response.
In order to discover the biblical"claim" that a sermon should make upon a particular congregation at a particular time, McMickle presents a helpful three-step process: 1 What? 2 So What? and 3 Now What? The book is keyed to online sermon samples and other Web-based features such as sermon illustrations and art at elementsofpreaching.
Shaping the Claim: Moving from Text to Sermon Elements of Preaching - Com. Used book in Good Condition. The sermonic claim is the way in which the sermon engages the listener at all three levels.
Interpreting the Bible: Approaching the Text in Preparation for Preaching Elements of PreachingFortress Press - Used book in Good Condition. This volume enables preachers to approach the biblical text with greater clarity. This volume provides preaching students and clergy with introductory knowledge of current approaches and methods in biblical studies, familiarity with the questions and aims that pertain to them, and facility with various methods of biblical exegesis.
. Approaches to biblical interpretation are then examined in light of the questions and concerns that arise specifically in the context of preaching. Methods of biblical interpretation are reviewed and explained in succinct fashion and related directly to the dynamics that give rise to the sermon and shape exegesis for sermon preparation, namely, the author's context, the preacher's engagement with the text, and the congregation.
The Four Pages of the Sermon, Revised and Updated: A Guide to Biblical PreachingAbingdon Press - New sermon examples have been added along with a section that responds to critics and looks to the future. Used book in Good Condition. This approach is about preaching the gospel in nearly any sermonic form. Doing justice to the complexity of the preaching task and the questions that underlie it, author Paul Scott Wilson organizes both the preparation and the content of the sermon around its "four pages.
Each "page" addresses a different theological and creative component of what happens in any sermon. A chapter on exegesis has been added, the need for proclamation in addition to teaching, plus new focus on the importance of preaching to a felt need, and developing tools to ensure sermon excellence. Page one presents the trouble or conflict that takes place in or that underscores the biblical text itself.
The Four Pages of the Sermon, Revised and Updated: A Guide to Biblical Preaching - Page two looks at similar conflict--sin or brokenness--in our own time. Page three returns to the bible to identify where God is at work in or behind the text--in other words, to discover the good news. Page four points to god at work in our world, particularly in relation to the situations described in Page Two.
Wilson teaches the ‘what’, ‘why’, and ‘how’ of sermon construction, all rooted in a theology of the Word. This completely revised edition guides readers through the sermon process step by step, with the aim of composing sermons that challenge and provide hope, by focusing on God more closely than on humans.
It has been largely rewritten to include an assessment of where preaching is today in light of propositional preaching, the effect of the internet, African American preaching, the New Homiletic, and use of technology.
Thinking Theologically: The Preacher As Theologian Elements of PreachingFortress Press - A valuable introduction to preaching, Thinking Theologically does not advocate for, nor is it written from, a particular theological stance. Allen shows preaching is informed by the preacher's own theology. Preachers are not simple representatives of a particular theological world. Rather than teaching how one can preach theology or deal with particular theological issues from the pulpit, Ronald J.
Used book in Good Condition. Each preacher manifests characteristics that arise from that person's particular approach to life, theology, and preaching. Each chapter features a brief bibliography for further reading in its topic area. Rather it provides historical background and explores major theological perspectives so that preachers can grasp their own understanding of authority, the relationship of God to the sermon, the Bible, and the purpose of the sermon.
Thinking Theologically: The Preacher As Theologian Elements of Preaching - Finally, the book illustrates the unique characteristics of sermons preached from a particular theological viewpoint and shows what is gained and lost in each approach. Used book in Good Condition.
Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and PlaceFortress Press - The changing realities of church and theological education, the diversity of our classrooms, and our increasingly complex community contexts leave us in search of tools to help train a rising generation of preachers for a future whose contours are far from clear. Preaching, and the discipline of preaching, is at a crossroads.
Different in race, gender, age, and tradition, both Sally A. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. They aim to help preachers to become more attuned to the Spirit, more adept in preaching's component skills, and more self-aware about all that is at stake in proclaiming the redemptive work of God in specific contexts.
Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place - The questions are immense: how to support preachers in contexts that are diverse religiously, culturally, both inside and outside the church? How to help students take varied contexts seriously as they are formed as leaders?In Ways of the Word, and ethnically, a dynamic team of master preachers brings much-needed help.
Powery speak with one voice their belief that preaching is-Spirit-empowered event: an embodied, vocalized, actively received, here-and-now witness to the ongoing work of God in the world. They aspire to help students and preachers alike to reflect on a journey of learning by doing. Brown and Luke A.
How to Preach a Dangerous SermonAbingdon Press - Used book in Good Condition. Moral imagination helps the hearer to see what they cannot see, to hear what they cannot hear--to inhabit the lives of others, so that they can embody Christ and true freedom for those others. This book equips and empowers preachers to transcend their basic skills and techniques, so that their proclamation of the Word causes actual turnaround in the hearts and lives of their hearers, and in their communities.
Frank thomas has written a passionate summons: amid the current destructive chaos of our society there is an urgent need for moral imagination. This book is a welcome call for gospel-grounded courage and truth about the neighbor issued in a way that refuses the self-serving fakery that dominates our public life.
Walter brueggemann, columbia theological Seminary "Timely and prophetic, How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon presents a homiletic essential for our churches today. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. In this lucid and compelling book, Frank Thomas plumbs the depths of American moral rhetoric for insights that will help preachers.
How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon - Such imagination is the antithesis of “diabolic” and “idolatrous” imagination that is all to the fore in our public discourse and practice. Learn to use four characteristics of "preaching with moral imagination" to proclaim freedom for all. Anderson chair of biblical preaching, Luther Seminary; author of She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry.
Finney professor of preaching and worship, patriarchy, Vanderbilt Divinity School "Warning: Preachers, hetero-normativity, if you are comfortable with the status quo of white privilege, and classism, do not read this book.
The Homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition: The Sermon as Narrative Art FormWestminster John Knox Press - Used book in Good Condition. Westminster John Knox Press. Lowry, the homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition follows in the same solid tradition of its predecessor. Now in reissue with a new foreword by Fred B. Instead of comments on a biblical passage, Lowry suggested that the sermon follow a narrative form that moves from beginning to end, as with the plot of a story.
Craddock and afterword by the author, Eugene L. Upon its release, the Homiletical Plot quickly became a pivotal work on the art of preaching. Used book in Good Condition. This expanded edition continues to be an excellent teaching resource and learning tool for all preachers from introductory students to seasoned clergy.
They Like to Never Quit Praisin' God: The Role of Celebration in PreachingPilgrim Press - Celebration is an important component of preaching. Used book in Good Condition. Westminster John Knox Press. Fifteen years, after its release, they Like to Never Quit Praising God continues to illustrate the steps that are essential to understand and experience the Gospel through celebration and praise. Used book in Good Condition.
Through the unique lens of African American preaching, Thomas explores the theology, dynamics and guidelines for celebrative preaching.
I Believe I'll Testify: The Art of African American PreachingWestminster John Knox Press - Here he offers his own insights into what makes for great preaching. Used book in Good Condition. Westminster John Knox Press. Cleo larue is one of the best-loved preachers and writers about preaching. In past volumes, he has brought together great collections of African American preaching to showcase the best preaching from across the country.
Filled with telling anecdotes, larue's book recognizes that while great preaching comes from somewhere, it also must go somewhere, so preachers need to use the most artful language to send the Word on its journey. Used book in Good Condition.