Introduction to the Practice of African American PreachingAbingdon Press #ad - The introduction to African American Preaching is an important, groundbreaking book. This book acknowledges african American preachingas an academic discipline, and invites all students and preachers into ascholarly, dynamic, and useful exploration of the topic. Authorfrank thomas opens with a “bus tour” study of African Americanpreaching.
Readerswill gain insight into the history of the study of the African Americanpreaching tradition, and catch the author’s enthusiasm for it. Nextthomas traces the relationship between homiletics and rhetoric inWestern preaching, demonstrating how African American preaching isinherently theological and rhetorical.
Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching #ad - He then explores thequestion, “what is black preaching?” Thomas introduces the reader tomethods of “close reading” and “ideological criticism. And thendemonstrates how to use these methods, using a sermon by Gardner CalvinTaylor as his example. The next chapter considers the question, and in particular, “what is excellence in black preaching?”Thenext chapter seeks to create bridges and dialogue within the field ofhomiletics, the Euro-American homiletic tradition.
The goal of this chapter is to clearly demonstrate connections betweenthe African American preaching tradition and the field of homiletics. Thomasnext turns to questions about the relevancy of the church to theMillennial generation. He shows how african American preaching has gradually movedfrom an almost exclusively oral to an oral/written tradition.
Specifically, how will the African Americanchurch remain relevant to this generation, which is so deeply concernedwith social justice?
How to Preach a Dangerous SermonAbingdon Press #ad - Wesley Allen, Jr. Lois craddock perkinsprofessor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern MethodistUniversity . How to preach a dangerous sermonis must read for preachers to recover and reimagine the leadership roleof the church for the sake of justice for all. Karoline M. If you are comfortable with sermon series that reducethe gospel to self-help acronyms, don’t read this book.
Thomas fleshes out “moralimagination” with close reflection on the practice of Robert F. Such imagination is theantithesis of “diabolic” and “idolatrous” imagination that is all to thefore in our public discourse and practice. Martin luther King, Jr. And the moral monday movement, Prathia Hall, along with musicians and other artists of today.
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.
How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon #ad - Frank thomas has written apassionate summons: amid the current destructive chaos of our societythere is an urgent need for moral imagination. Learn to use four characteristics of "preaching with moral imagination" to proclaim freedom for all. Lewis, associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E.
Ingenuity: Preaching as an OutsiderAbingdon Press #ad - Ingenuity equips readers to negotiate tradition, life experiences, and theological conviction in the creative work that makes way for sacred speech. With ingenuity, and their sense of lived experiences, their language, Lisa Thompson offers deep insights for anyone seeking to enlarge their understanding, and offers practical help through “In Practice” segments for those who preach.
Written from the deep well of the spirituality of Black women, Thompson has given us a remarkable guide for what preaching should be and must be for the times we are in. Accessible, pastoral, thoughtful, probing, prophetic—all come together in this text. A must read for anyone committed to faithful excellence in proclaiming the word.
Ingenuity: Preaching as an Outsider #ad - Emilie M. Carpenter professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Rhodes and Leona B. Preaching has been resourced and taught from a narrow field of cultural or gendered experiences, historically. Without much support from established channels, black women are left to “figure it out” on their own, and others discern how to preach from a limiting scope.
The best preachers understand their own voices and the voices of others. Townes, dean and E. Ingenuity introduces a theology and practice of preaching that emerges from the faith and wisdom of black women.
The Witness of Preaching, Third EditionWestminster John Knox Press #ad - LaRue. This is a newly revised edition of one of the standard introductory preaching textbooks on the market today. Included for the first time are four complete sermons, with Long's commentary and analysis. To be a preacher, one whose task is to "tell the truth, the whole truth, Long posits, is to be a witness to God's work in the world—one who sees before speaking, and nothing but the truth about what is seen.
This updated edition freshens up language and anecdotes, contains an extensive new analysis of the use of multimedia and its impact on preaching, and adds a completely new chapter on plagiarism in preaching. The sermons were written and originally preached by Barbara Brown Taylor, Cleophus J. Long offers a practical, step-by-step guide to writing a sermon.
The Witness of Preaching, Third Edition #ad - Long centers his approach around the biblical concept of witness. Beginning with a solid theological basis, veteran preacher and best-selling author Thomas G. Ginger gaines-Cirelli, and Edmund Steimle. With this third edition, the Witness of Preaching reaffirms itself as the essential resource for seminary students as well as new and experienced preachers.
The Certain Sound of the Trumpet: Crafting a Sermon of AuthorityJudson Pr #ad - Responded to the ongoing demand for a "how-to, " step-by-step approach to powerful sermon development. Foreword by Gardner C. Taylor. Proctor's years of proclaiming the word of God, teachers, pastoring, and effective classroom instruction to pastors, and seminarians make this a must read for even the seasoned pastor.
A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of PreachingAbingdon Press #ad - Or readers can pick and choose the chapters to tailor-fit their own needs. The creative, collaborative, and charming authors present the principles as they do in their classroom: in two voices—one male and one female--with the two complementing and supporting one another. In either case, readers build skill upon skill, working through inventive and engaging exercises first developed and taught at Yale Divinity School.
A sermon workbook offers a unique and flexible resource that is instantly accessible and useful for anyone tasked with the proclamation of the Word. The book addresses the skills and arts that are essential for effective preaching in our multi-tasking, multi-ethnic, sound-bite society. It offers theological clarity about why we preach, and what matters most.
A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching #ad - The workbook format can be used in a linear fashion, beginning to end. Both experienced and novice preachers need a new approach for sermon development skill-building.
Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation Elements of Preaching Elements of PreachingFortress Press #ad - These exercises may be used with groups or for individual en hancement of sermon delivery. The six chapters range from rationale to the importance of delivery and embodiment of the preached word. Delivering the sermon combines the latest research in communications, established homileticians, speech pathology, and homiletics with the author's own experience as a speech language pathologist to enable student preachers, and pastors alike to improve their effectiveness in preaching.
. 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. The book is keyed to online sermon samples and other Web-based features such as sermon illustrations and art at elementsofpreaching. Com. Suggestions and exercises for enhancing voice, diction and nonverbal engagement of the listener are included in each chapter.
The Homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition: The Sermon as Narrative Art FormWestminster John Knox Press #ad - Craddock and afterword by the author, Eugene L. This expanded edition continues to be an excellent teaching resource and learning tool for all preachers from introductory students to seasoned clergy. Lowry, the homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition follows in the same solid tradition of its predecessor. Upon its release, the Homiletical Plot quickly became a pivotal work on the art of preaching.
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. Now in reissue with a new foreword by Fred B.
Worship for the Whole People of GodWestminster John Knox Press #ad - The author celebrates the many languages and cultural settings in which the Gospel has been, preached, and is, sung, and prayed. Duck provides theological foundations for worship and explores the variety of ways Christians have adapted worship to various cultures to help them live faithfully and to communicate the Gospel to others.
The goal of this volume is to support good pastoral and congregational reflection on what worship is and does. Consequently, duck discusses many different forms of worship from several cultures African-American, Asian, Euro-American and offers advice on how to read a congregation and define its culture in order to plan culturally appropriate worship.
Because of its emphasis on spirit-led worship, this comprehensive book on Christian worship will be used for years to come not only as a core textbook for seminarians and ministry students from a variety of cultures and traditions, but also as a resource for local church pastors and laity who are dedicated to the enlivening of Christian worship.
Worship for the Whole People of God #ad - . Although the book does not offer prescriptive formulas or advise a single pattern of worship, it includes many practical suggestions for preparing and leading worship, movement, including diverse ministries of music, and visual arts that are becoming more popular today. From worship's theological underpinnings, forms of prayer, ordination, preaching, the book turns to worship leadership, the sacraments, and various liturgies.
This new book on worship by renowned hymn writer and professor Ruth C.
Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of DespairWestminster John Knox Press #ad - In them, including race discrimination and police brutality, Moss beautifully and passionately brings to life biblical characters that speak to today's pressing issues, while maintaining a strong message of hope. He then offers four powerful sermons that illustrate his Blue Note preaching style. Moss shows how preachers can teach their congregations to resist letting the darkness find its way into them and, instead, learn to dance in the dark.
The world is experiencing the Blues, and pulpiteers are dispensing excessive doses of non-prescribed prosaic sermons with severe ecclesiastical and theological side effects. From chapter 1uniquely gifted preacher otis moss III helps preachers effectively communicate hope in a desperate and difficult world in this new work based on his 2014 Yale Lyman Beecher Lectures.
Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair #ad - Moss challenges preachers to preach with a "Blue Note sensibility, " which speaks directly to the tragedies faced by their congregants without falling into despair. Can preaching recover a blues sensibility and dare speak with authority in the midst of tragedy? America is living stormy Monday, but the pulpit is preaching happy Sunday.