Derrida, Caputo, and the Language of Postmodern Homiletics
Author: Phil Snider
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Preaching After God is written for progressive preachers trying to find ways to effectively communicate with those who increasingly identify as "the nones," i.e. those who aren't sure what to make of God and/or Christianity, including those who believe in God some of the time, or none of the time, or all of the time, which Snider tends to think includes all of us some of the time and some of us all of the time. By drawing on the insights of several prominent postmodern theologians and philosophers, Snider provides possibilities for preaching that highly resonate with postmodern listeners who are often suspect of religion. Six lectionary-based sermons are included as examples. www.philsnider.net
Troubling Homiletical Theology
Author: Jacob D. Myers
Publisher: Fortress Press
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.
Author: Joshua YOUNG (of Burlington, Vermont.)
Author: Carl Shank
I am going to contend in this book that faith in Jesus is simply and profoundly faithfulness to Jesus. Faithfulness is what God wants in a follower of Christ. What I am at the end of my faith journey is what God looks at, not my moments of greatness or excitement or visionary declarations. God's measuring stick is faithfulness.
Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition
Author: Craig A. Satterlee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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.
Author: Nathaniel Langdon FROTHINGHAM
Author: Bert Decker,Hershael W. York
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
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.
Leben als "christlicher Genießer"
Author: John Piper
A Sermon Preached in the Parish Church of Deddington, Oxon, on Wednesday, the 26th Day of September, 1849, Being the Day Appointed by the Lord Bishop of Oxford, for Solemn Humiliation, Throughout the Diocese, on Account of the Existing Pestilence
Author: James Brogden
How Faith Convictions Shape Preaching and Mission
Author: Craig A. Satterlee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
"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.
Author: Henry John 1802-1884 Pye
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Author: Frederick Gibbs
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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!
A Plan to Prevail Over Fear
Author: Brad Hicks
Publisher: WestBow Press
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.
Author: Howard F. Sugden,Warren W. Wiersbe
Publisher: David C Cook
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.
Author: Bertha Barrett Jackson
Publisher: Xulon Press
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!
Author: Hutson, Curtis
Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers
Category: Church growth
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
Author: James Scott BAKER