Preaching After God

Derrida, Caputo, and the Language of Postmodern Homiletics

Author: Phil Snider

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894045

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Even though the postmodern return of religion is dramatically shaping the future of twenty-first-century theology, its riches for preaching are rarely mined. Preaching After God highlights the trajectories of the postmodern return of religion by introducing readers to the positive theological themes stirring in the work of influential philosophers like Jacques Derrida, John Caputo, and Slavoj Žižek. Phil Snider shows how engaging their thought provides possibilities for preaching that highly resonate with postmodern listeners. Preachers familiar with the postmodern return of religion will appreciate its homiletical appropriation, while those introduced to it for the first time will discover just how much it is helpful for the preaching task. Six lectionary-based sermons are included as examples.

Preaching Must Die!

Troubling Homiletical Theology

Author: Jacob D. Myers

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506411878

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The real question for homiletics in our increasingly postmodern, post-Christian contexts is not how are we going to prevent preaching from dying, but how are we going to help it die a good death. Preaching was not made to live. At most, preaching is a witness, a sign, a crimson X marking a demolition site. The church has developed sophisticated technologies in modernity to give preaching the semblance of life, belying the truth: preaching was born under a death sentence. It was born to die. Only when preaching embraces its own death is it able to truly live.

When God Speaks through Change

Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition

Author: Craig A. Satterlee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566996961

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 9999

At times, a congregational transition looms so large in a sermon that it becomes the lens through which scripture is interpreted, the congregation is addressed, the preacher is heard, and God is experienced. Homiletics professor and parish pastor Craig Satterlee reflects in this accessible, provocative volume about on how to integrate such significant events in a congregation's life into the preaching ministry of the church. Rather than offering a blueprint for preaching, however, he walks along pastors, seminarians, and other congregational leaders who want to make sure the Gospel, not an agenda, is preached.

Preaching with Bold Assurance

Author: Bert Decker,Hershael W. York

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433669935

Category: Religion

Page: 275

View: 9988

Preachers are under the biblical mandate to preach with conviction, passion, and in a way that the Word of God engages the audience and grips their hearts. Hershael York and Bert Decker have written a book that will equip preachers to do just that. Preaching with Bold Assurance brings the Bold Assurance concept to the pulpit, giving preachers a practical tool to help them use their minds, mouths, and beings to communicate effectively. Preachers will learn the tools for powerful and effective communication based on biblical truth and proven concepts from the business world so they can preach boldly and skillfully by understanding how God uses us as communicators.

Power in the Pulpit

How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons

Author: Jerry Vines,James L. Shaddix

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575675366

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The call to preach is just that- a call to preach. The call to preach, however, is more than just preaching. The call to preach is a call to prepare. Too many pastors have refrained from preparation while they await the Holy Spirit to do all of the work. God expects preachers to prepare sermons as much as possible and allow Him to prepare the preachers. Join Dr. Jerry Vines and Dr. Jim Shaddix as they achieve a balanced approach to teaching sermon preparation in Power in the Pulpit. This book combines the essential perspectives of a pastor of forty years with another pastor who also devotes daily time to training pastors in the context of theological education. Thus, Power in the Pulpit is a practical preaching help from a pastoral perspective in the tradition where expository preaching is a paramount and frequent event in the life of the local church. Power in the Pulpit is the combined work of Dr. Vines's two earlier publications on preaching: A Practical Guide to Sermon Preparation (Moody Press, 1985) and A Guide to Effective Sermon Delivery (Moody Press, 1986). Dr. Shaddix carefully organizes and supplements the material to offer this useful resource which closes the gap between classroom theory and what a pastor experiences in his weekly sermon preparation.

When God Speaks through You

How Faith Convictions Shape Preaching and Mission

Author: Craig A. Satterlee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566996988

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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"Holy and active listening" means listening openly and attentively to one another with the expectation that God will speak in and through the conversation. In When God Speaks through You, homiletics professor Craig Satterlee helps preachers and their congregations learn to listen to one another with such grace. Satterlee demonstrates how individuals and groups can identify, clarify, and articulate their convictions about the Christian faith and share them in a nonthreatening manner. He also helps readers discover their expectations of and reactions to preaching itself. The preacher will come to better know what people listen for, and parishioners will better understand what the preacher hopes to accomplish in the sermon. Creating discussion groups about preaching frequently results in spiritual growth, renewal, deeper appreciation for difference, new perspective, and motivation for the preacher and the discussion group members and, through them, the congregation. These conversations can prepare congregations for broader conversation about how people's faith convictions shape both their lives and the congregation's worship, life together, and mission.

The Root Problem: Why the Church Isn’T Experiencing the Full Manifestation of God’S Power!

Author: Frederick Gibbs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477126317

Category: Religion

Page: 173

View: 2014

This book is for two different kind of people-One that is a believer (has a relationship with Christ already) and still doesnt know how to receive the Full Manifestation of all that Jesus and His Word promised. (You already have it and just dont know it) The second person is a person that wants the Full Manifestation, but hasnt accepted Christ-and in some cases, its because of religion, that is defi ned as man efforts, performing, earning, trying to get to God, with traditions, doctrines of men, rules, regulations, and legalism = Law! If you really want it! (both) will see the root problem of why the Full Manifestation of GODs power is not working and you will also know how to receive it, as you make one switch from doing things TO get Christs love, blessing, miracles, power, etc,- just receive it as you do the same right things BECAUSE of what Christ has done already for us all on the cross = Grace!

For Every Fear a Promise

A Plan to Prevail Over Fear

Author: Brad Hicks

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449777643

Category: Religion

Page: 378

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Real people face real fears! Dr. Hicks inspires you to discover that God has designed a way to help you cope with the fears in your life. There are many statements in Scripture that either explicitly or implicitly teach us not to fear. What you may not have discovered is that for every one of those there is a promise from God to help you overcome the fear. With each devotional you will find a "fear not" and a "promise" from Scripture. As you discover and appropriate those promises, your fears should begin to subside. You will find yourself identifying with the stories that illustrate Bible truths about fear; be encouraged as you discover a blend of the spiritual and the therapeutic in coping with fear; and confront your personal fears and discover God's overcoming promises through each Scripture-rich, life-applied devotional.

Answers to Pastors' FAQs

Author: Howard F. Sugden,Warren W. Wiersbe

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434705226

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 2354

Imagine what it would be like to have two highly respected pastors agree to help you tackle every tough situation that you and your church will face in the coming years. That is exactly what you have in this one-of-a-kind resource from Dr. Warren Wiersbe and Howard Sugden. Pulled from decades of pastoral experience, Wiersbe and Sugden provide answers that you won't find in seminaries—answers that both new and experienced pastors need to know to survive and thrive in ministry.

Texts for Preaching: Year A

Author: Walter Brueggemann,Charles B. Cousar

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664219277

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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Based on the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, this third in a series of three volumes provides resources for an entire year of sermons and offers practical help for preachers and others who use the Revised Common Lectionary. Beginning with Advent, this unique and comprehensive resource deals with lectionary texts for Year A. Each of the four texts--the Old Testament, Psalter, Gospel, and Epistle--for each Sunday and important festival day, including Christmas, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday, is treated. A brief introdution for the day indicates the general thrust of the texts and the relationships among them, emphasizing the interpretation of the texts themselves. Also included are suggestions concerning the implications of the texts for life today.

Yes, Women Do Preach!

Author: Bertha Barrett Jackson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1615798250

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Yes, Women Do Preach! is a book about the author's personal testimony and journey into her life as a woman minister, in a world that was predominately male populated at the time of her calling. Since that time, a vast number of women have accepted their calling into the ministry; yet, they still encounter many unnecessary obstacles. It is her hope that this book will enable men and women of God to come together and work in God's vineyard that souls may be saved. The author is trying to give a voice to the voiceless women who are somehow afraid to step out from behind the world of preconceived notions and ideology and do what the Lord says. We must put on the garment of praise, lift up holy hands and give God the praise, for He is able to sustain us. Be encouraged!

Ingredients of a Great Church

Author: Hutson, Curtis

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873984041

Category: Church growth

Page: 60

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The Lives of the Puritans

Containing a Biographical Account of the Those Divines who Distinguished Themselves in the Cause of Religious Liberty, from the Reformation Under Queen Elizabeth to the Act of Uniformity in 1662 : in 3 Volumes

Author: Benjamin Brook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 556

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Genesis

A Theological Commentary for Preachers

Author: Abraham Kuruvilla

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625641141

Category: Religion

Page: 652

View: 3847

Genesis: A Theological Commentary for Preachers engages hermeneutics for preaching, employing theological exegesis that enables the preacher to utilize all the narrative units of the book to craft effective sermons. This commentary unpacks the crucial link between Scripture and application: the theology of each preaching text, i.e., what the author is doing with what he is saying. Genesis is thus divided into thirty-five narrative units and the theological focus of each is delineated. The overall theological trajectory/theme of the book--divine blessing: creating for blessing (Gen 1-11), moving towards blessing (Gen 12-24), experiencing the blessing (Gen 25-36), and being a blessing (Gen 37-50)--is thus progressively developed. The specificity of these theological ideas for their respective texts makes possible a sequential homiletical movement through each pericope of the book, enabling the expositor to discover valid application for sermons. While the primary goal of the commentary is to take the preacher from text to theology, it also provides two sermon outlines for each of the thirty-five units of Genesis. The unique approach of this work results in a theology-for-preaching commentary that promises to be useful for anyone teaching through Genesis with an emphasis on application.

Preaching God's Transforming Justice

A Lectionary Commentary, Year A

Author: Ronald J. Allen,Dale P. Andrews,Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664234534

Category: Religion

Page: 510

View: 1773

This is the final volume in a unique new commentary series that helps the preacher identify and reflect on the social implications of the biblical readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. The essays concentrate on the themes of social justice in the weekly texts and how those themes can be teachable moments for preaching social justice in the church. In addition to the lectionary days, there are essays for twenty-two "Holy Days of Justice," including Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, and Children's Sabbath. These days are intended to enlarge the church's awareness of God's call for justice and of the many ways that call comes to the church and world today.

Book of Martyrs

A Universal History of Christian Martyrdom

Author: John Foxe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Church history

Page: N.A

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