The Heart of Black Preaching

Westminster John Knox Press - This hermeneutic, he believes, has remained constant since the days of slavery. Cleophus larue argues that the extraordinary character of black preaching derives from a distinctive biblical hermeneutic that views God as involved in practical ways in the lives of African Americans. Used book in Good Condition.

Larue analyzes the distinct characteristics of African American preaching and brings the insights of both theory and practice to bear on this important subject matter.

The Preaching Life Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Paperback

Cowley Publications - This rich meeting of memoir, and sermon stands at the center of Taylor's work, theology, bringing into one book the origins and the vision of her remarkable preaching life. But her voice is not sentimental. In her bestselling preaching autobiography Barbara Brown Taylor writes of how she came to be a preacher of the gospel as a priest in the Episcopal Church.

But because i am a baptized Christian too, it is from that perspective I write. Those two jobs are described as clearly in the baptismal vows as they are in the ordination vows, which give all Christians a common vocation. From chapter One. Seamlessly, taylor weaves together reflections on her vocation with the long-standing struggles of the Church to hear, respond, and remain faithful to its mission of holy love.

The Preaching Life Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Paperback - She moves effortlessly from reflection to homily, concluding the volume with thirteen sermons illustrative of the answered call. Instead, in the present, Taylor explores Christian meanings and histories in order to hear and speak, for God. While that knowledge does not yet strike me as prophetic, it does keep me from taking both my ministry and the ministry of the whole church for granted.

This book on the calling to preach is itself a call to reawaken to the activating presence of God. Because i am a preacher, it is through a preacher's eyes that I see.

Craddock on the Craft of Preaching

Chalice Press - The lectures and workshops show an ever-expanding scholarship beyond that of his published books. No one has had more impact and influence on the craft of preaching in the last several decades than Fred Craddock. After his retirement from a distinguished teaching career, he became free to share his wisdom with a wider audience without the burdens of academic responsibilities.

. This book has gathered the "best of the best" of these lectures/workshops and offers them to preachers and students of preaching for critical reflection and increased effectiveness.

The New Interpreter's® Handbook of Preaching

Abingdon Press - A guiding question throughout will be, will it preach? The answers will be offered in the sense that “here is something that works well, ” rather than “here is something to try. Preachers will turn to this resource with the expectation that they will find scholarly treatment of topics, brief bibliographies of relevant key books and articles, along with practical methodological suggestions for preachers to employ.

Excellence in standards is an area in which homiletics needs to grow, and this project will be both a means to encourage and develop it. When theory and practice critique each other, it is possible to produce guidelines that assist greater excellence and economy in preaching the gospel. Its theory arises out of the study of both excellent preaching past and present and actual sermon preparation and composition.

The New Interpreter's® Handbook of Preaching - This resource is both scholarly and practical. The contributors are homileticians, preachers, and writers in various disciplines who are committed to the pulpit through practice. It focuses on the most distinctive feature and greatest strength of homiletics as a discipline: It is rooted in interdisciplinary scholarship and it develops theory geared to practice.

The new interpreter’s handbook of Preaching is a major reference tool for preaching, with articles on every facet of Christian sermon preparation and delivery.

Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching

Abingdon Press - Readers will gain insight into the history of the study of the African American preaching tradition, and catch the author’s enthusiasm for it. Author frank thomas opens with a “bus tour” study of African American preaching. Thomas next turns to questions about the relevancy of the church to the Millennial generation.

He shows how african American preaching has gradually moved from an almost exclusively oral to an oral/written tradition. Specifically, how will the African American church remain relevant to this generation, which is so deeply concerned with social justice? Next thomas traces the relationship between homiletics and rhetoric in Western preaching, demonstrating how African American preaching is inherently theological and rhetorical.

The introduction to African American Preaching is an important, groundbreaking book. This book acknowledges african american preaching as an academic discipline, dynamic, and invites all students and preachers into a scholarly, and useful exploration of the topic. The next chapter considers the question, and in particular, “what is excellence in black preaching?” The next chapter seeks to create bridges and dialogue within the field of homiletics, the Euro-American homiletic tradition.

Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching - The goal of this chapter is to clearly demonstrate connections between the African American preaching tradition and the field of homiletics. He then explores the question, “what is black preaching?” Thomas introduces the reader to methods of “close reading” and “ideological criticism. And then demonstrates how to use these methods, using a sermon by Gardner Calvin Taylor as his example.

Preaching Without Notes

Abingdon Press - First, that effective preaching without a manuscript is not a matter of talent as much as it is a matter of preparation. In this important book, Webb makes two central claims. Throughout the book, the author offers specific examples including a transcript of a sermon preached without manuscript or notes. Second, that the payoff of learning to preach without a manuscript is nothing less than sermons that more effectively and engagingly give witness to the good news.

Preachers can learn the practices and disciplines that make it possible to deliver articulate, but as a natural, not from a written page, thoughtfully crafted sermons, spontaneous act of oral communication.

The Four Pages of the Sermon, Revised and Updated: A Guide to Biblical Preaching

Abingdon Press - This approach is about preaching the gospel in nearly any sermonic form. Page one presents the trouble or conflict that takes place in or that underscores the biblical text itself. 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. It has been largely rewritten to include an assessment of where preaching is today in light of propositional preaching, African American preaching, the New Homiletic, the effect of the internet, and use of technology.

Wilson teaches the ‘what’, and ‘how’ of sermon construction, ‘why’, 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.

The Four Pages of the Sermon, Revised and Updated: A Guide to Biblical Preaching - 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. New sermon examples have been added along with a section that responds to critics and looks to the future.

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.

The Witness of Preaching, Third Edition

Westminster John Knox Press - 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 sermons were written and originally preached by Barbara Brown Taylor, Cleophus J.

Long centers his approach around the biblical concept of witness. LaRue. To be a preacher, long posits, is to be a witness to god's work in the world—one who sees before speaking, one whose task is to "tell the truth, the whole truth, 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 Witness of Preaching, Third Edition - Included for the first time are four complete sermons, with Long's commentary and analysis. Long offers a practical, step-by-step guide to writing a sermon. This is a newly revised edition of one of the standard introductory preaching textbooks on the market today.

The Certain Sound of the Trumpet: Crafting a Sermon of Authority

Judson Pr - Foreword by Gardner C. Taylor. Responded to the ongoing demand for a "how-to, " step-by-step approach to powerful sermon development. Proctor's years of proclaiming the word of God, teachers, and effective classroom instruction to pastors, pastoring, and seminarians make this a must read for even the seasoned pastor.

Determining the Form: Structures for Preaching Elements of Preaching

Fortress Press - 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.

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.

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.

Black Preaching: The Recovery of a Powerful Art

Abingdon Press - Mitchell persuasively demonstrates that Black culture and preaching style are vital for the empowerment of Black congregations and have much to offer the preaching method of all preachers. By focusing on the use of storytelling, imagination, and style of preaching rooted in African-American culture, Mitchell spotlights effective techniques for lively preaching.

Used book in Good Condition. Henry H. Mitchell has completely revised and integrated his popular books The Recovery of Preaching and Black Preaching for seminarians and pastors--both Black and White--who are seeking to add power and vision to their sermons.