Birthing the Sermon

Women Preachers on the Creative Process

Author: Jana Childers

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827202429

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Where do preachers get their ideas for sermons, and how do they turn those ideas into great sermons week after week? Sharing their experiences, these dynamic women preachers take us through their process from conception, through development, to the actual delivery of the sermon and beyond. Each chapter includes a sermon that illustrates the results of that preacher's labor of love. Contributors include: Barbara Shires Blaisdell, Teresa L. Fry Brown, Jana Childers, Linda L. Clader, Yvette Flunder, Mary G. Graves, Linda Carolyn Loving, Barbara K. Lundblad, Karen Stokes, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mary Donovan Turner, Margaret Moers Wenig.

Creative Styles of Preaching

Author: Mark Barger Elliott

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222963

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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Elliott describes several different styles of contemporary preaching. A discussion about each style--such as narrative, evangelistic, African American and topical--is followed by two example sermons from such preachers as Tony Campolo, Barbara Brown Taylor, Sam Proctor, Fred Craddock and William Willimon.

Performing the Word

Preaching as Theatre

Author: Jana Childers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780687074235

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 9914

Whether they like it or not, actors and preachers have a great deal in common. Many churchgoers see the truth in the old saying that links preachers and frustrated actors, though few preachers seem anxious to acknowledge the family resemblance. Performing the Word destigmatizes the performance-based approach to preaching and shows how the experience, skills, and modi operandi of actors and performance artists may be applied to preaching. This volume is ideal for seminary students and preachers who wish to enrich their delivery and creativity skills.

Purposes of Preaching

Author: Jana Childers

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827229976

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 9634

What are the purposes of preaching? What should a good sermon accomplish? What is at stake in the church's preaching for individuals, religious communities, and the world? This collection of ten essays by noted homileticians offers a range of answers to these questions. The contributors also comment on what homiletics must do in the years ahead to strengthen the resources available for the church's preaching.

Preaching Words

144 Key Terms in Homiletics

Author: John S. McClure

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 066423013X

Category: Religion

Page: 170

View: 7858

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.

Delivering the Sermon

Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation

Author: Teresa L. Fry Brown

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451418876

Category: Religion

Page: 91

View: 1758

In Delivering the Sermon Teresa Fry Brown introduces preachers to the effective use of voice and body in the animation of the word in the preaching moment. Combining the latest research in communications, speech pathology, and homiletics with her own experience as a speech-language pathologist, Fry Brown creatively empowers preachers to improve their effectiveness in proclamation. Practical suggestions and exercises for enhancing voice, diction, and nonverbal engagement of the listener, useable by groups or individuals, are included in each chapter.

Shaping the Claim

Moving from Text to Sermon

Author: Marvin A. McMickle

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451414366


Page: 96

View: 7030

Organic Homiletic

Samuel T. Coleridge, Henry G. Davis, and the New Homiletic

Author: Richard Hee-Chun Park

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820486109

Category: Religion

Page: 201

View: 1770

Original Scholarly Monograph

Our Sufficiency is of God

Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor

Author: Timothy George,James Earl Massey,Robert Smith

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881462063

Category: Religion

Page: 342

View: 6892

CD contains "the Beeson Divinity School Inaugural William E. Conger, Jr. Lectures on Biblical Preaching, by Gardner C. Taylor" --from cover, p. [2].

The Witness of Preaching

Author: Thomas G. Long

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664229436

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 6759

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.

Best Advice for Preaching

Author: John S. McClure

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451411560

Category: Religion

Page: 170

View: 1051

A bright new resource for working preachers. Packed with preaching wisdom from twenty-seven outstanding American preachers from various religious and ethnic backgrounds.

More Power in the Pulpit

How America's Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons

Author: Cleophus J. LaRue

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640069

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 3011

In this companion and sequel to the best-selling Power in the Pulpit (2002), which has sold over 11,000 copies, more of America's best-known and most influential African American preachers describe how they go about preparing their sermons. Each preacher also presents a sermon that highlights his or her particular method of sermon preparation. This book is an excellent how-to manual for pastors and students, presenting sage advice and wisdom on the art of preaching and an inspirational look at the work of some of the most prominent figures in the life of the black church.

Beyond Maintenance to Mission

A Theology of the Congregation

Author: Craig L. Nessan

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800631529

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 3658

This book argues compellingly for the centrality of mission in understanding the church and provides a model for congregational leadership that will help move congregations beyond a maintenance mentality to vital engagement with the world God loves. Nessan's model of congregational leadership is strongly centered on worship life of a congregation and the entirety of the church's ministry. The chapters provide solid theological and practical direction on the themes of worship, education, fellowship, stewardship, evangelism, global connections, ecumenism, and social ministry. It is a book that will find a home in both the academy and the parish a textbook for seminarians and a guide and resource for pastors and lay congregational leaders.

The Holy Spirit & Preaching

Author: James Forbes

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426720734

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 665

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.

Women Preaching

Theology and Practice Through the Ages

Author: Eunjoo Mary Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 160608903X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4142

Considering the lack of resources that exists in the study of women's preaching, Kim makes a very significant contribution to the development of homiletics, as it joins together the history of women preachers with theological reflection from other women preachers as well as herself. It is the author's hope that this book will provide a broader and deeper basis for the theology of preaching as well as practical ways in which preachers can improve their own preaching by looking at a woman's perspective. "Kim's ground-breaking book is the first comprehensive narrative of women preachers from the Second Testament to the Second Millennium. Through Kim's eyes, we see women as a constant and forceful (if often subversive) presence in Christian preaching. After focusing on the medieval period, the Reformation, and the early twentieth century, the author brings her autobiography close to the surface as she leads us to consider women and the politics of God in the colonial and post-colonial eras, with a special focus on Asia. The book climaxes with a call to envision preaching as partnership with God that facilitates partnership in the church and world in the service of liberation."---Ronald J. Allen Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana "Kim's exciting exploration of the history of women preachers illuminates the remarkable perseverance of God and the women who partner with God to bring words of peace and transformation to the world. Those churches that continue to deny women's preaching do more than simply perpetuate an inequality. They also quench the Spirit who years to transform us co-workers in the liberative work of God."---Cliff Guthrie Associate Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Studies, Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, Maine

I Refuse to Preach a Boring Sermon!

Engaging the 21st Century Listener

Author: Karyn L. Wiseman

Publisher: Pilgrim Press

ISBN: 9780829819564

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8269

It is not always about the message but about the connection. In this day of multi-tasking, distraction and technology overload, the message may miss the mark. With easy-to-follow suggestions, Wiseman will help any preacher, lay and ordained, to take risks and embrace creative ways to preach a powerful message that will be heard and touch the spirit.

Saved from Silence

Finding Women's Voice in Preaching

Author: Mary Lin Hudson,Mary Donovan Turner

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 1603500510

Category: RELIGION

Page: 168

View: 3333

In this postmodern age, women preachers are finding their "voice" a distinctive way of proclamation. This book looks at the metaphor of voice, how women are moving to voice from silence, and how individuals can make themselves heard by those who don't want to hear.

Anabaptist Preaching

A Conversation Between Pulpit, Pew, and Bible

Author: David B. Greiser,Michael A. King

Publisher: Pandora Press U. S.

ISBN: 9781931038195

Category: Religion

Page: 237

View: 6616

Anabaptist Christians have long believed God's voice is heard best when all those who are filled with the Spirit are part of a conversation: the preacher, the congregation, and the Bible itself. In 14 chapters (plus study guide) ranging across such topics as postmodernity, hermeneutics, grace, doctrine, multiculturalism, and much more, the writers ponder the unique perspective on preaching offered by Anabaptism. Co-published with Cascadia Publishing House.

Exploring Prosperity Preaching

Biblical Health, Wealth, & Wisdom

Author: Debra J. Mumford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780817017088

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 9942

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health." The words from 3 John 1:2 are a familiar refrain in many black churches today. What are the seeds of truth in prosperity preaching? Why is it so popular, especially in today's African American church? Homiletics professor Debra Mumford begins by tracing the roots of prosperity preaching to its Word of Faith origins. Then she examines its common teachings, carefully weighing biblical proof texts against the larger scriptural testimony concerning our health, wealth, and spiritual wisdom.

She Can Teach

Empowering Women to Teach the Scriptures Effectively

Author: Jackie Roese

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621899438

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 9305

Conservative evangelical women are least likely to be trained in the areas of teaching and preaching. It's a tragic state of affairs, given the central value that our tradition places on the Scriptures. In this book, Jackie Roese examines the forces, both past and present, that have discouraged women from becoming trained. We'll discover that women are indeed called, gifted, and mandated in Scripture to herald the Word of God. The first half of the book will focus on encouraging women to become as fully equipped as our male counterparts, and to use their uniquely female voice in proclaiming truth to other women in various settings outside pulpit preaching. But encouragement isn't enough. Many women who already teach Bible studies, or who desire to teach, are in no position to pursue formal studies in a seminary. To that end, the second half of She Can Teach is dedicated to developing homiletic skills. Together we will learn how to study a passage, find the main idea, and build and deliver a biblical message. By the end of this book, the reader will be better equipped to proclaim truth, through her uniquely female voice, to her female audience.