Preaching As Reminding

Author: Jeffrey D. Arthurs
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830889167
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Christianity Today 2019 Book of the Year Award, The Church/Pastoral Leadership We know of the preacher’s roles as both teacher and proclaimer, but Jeffrey Arthurs adds another assignment: the Lord’s remembrancer. The remembrancer stirs the memory of Christ-followers, reminding them of the truths they once heard and fanning the flames of faith. We live in an age of forgetfulness, so when knowledge fades and conviction cools, the church needs to be reminded of the great truths of the faith. When done well, preaching as reminding is not empty, perfunctory repetition. Rather, it is the work of soul-watchers. Preaching as Reminding describes the dynamic role of the remembrancer, who prompts thankfulness and repentance, raises hope, fosters humility and wisdom, exhorts obedience, and encourages community. With decades of preaching experience, Arthurs explains how to stir memory through vivid language, story, delivery, and ceremony. He urges preachers to take up this task with buoyancy and hope because the Lord God has commissioned and equipped them to serve as the Lord’s remembrancers.

Sacred Eloquence Or The Theory And Practice Of Preaching

Author: Thomas Joseph Potter
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The Crisis Of Bad Preaching

Author: Joshua J. Whitfield
Editor: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594718369
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The Crisis of Bad Preaching is an audacious response to a long-simmering pastoral crisis: poorly prepared, often stale, and largely irrelevant homilies that are fueling the mass exodus of people from the Church. Echoing Popes Benedict and Francis, Rev. Joshua Whitfield confronts what is perhaps the most common complaint of Catholics around the world: hollow, vacuous preaching. A parish priest in Dallas, Whitfield encourages fellow preachers to profound renewal, reminding them that preaching is not just something they do, it is essential to who they are. Catholic preaching today often achieves the opposite of what it should, which is connecting the People of God with the Gospel of Christ in a compelling and motivating way. With an insider’s candor, biting honesty, and persuasive conviction, Whitfield stresses that preachers need to return to this ideal because the wellbeing of the Church depends on it. More than just another how-to book, The Crisis of Bad Preaching is at once deeply challenging and uplifting and full of practical advice for a reversal of the status quo. In Part I, Whitfield explores the essential role of the preacher as a public intellectual and member of the communion of preachers that spans the history of the Church. Whitfield offers advice about which great preachers—from Origen, Augustine , and Aquinas to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bishop Robert Barron—to study and what to learn from them. Whitfield also explains why preachers must submit in humility to the fullness of the Church—its teachings, authority, practices, and structures. In Part II, Whitfield explores the important habits of prayer, preparation, cultivating rhetorical skill, and learning to take full advantage of both positive and negative criticism. He explains how the way of the preacher must be the way of the Holy Spirit and argues that without the preacher opening his heart to the fire of evangelical proclamation, he will lack the capacity to preach the transforming grace of the Gospel, his mandate. In a brief epilogue, Whitfield encourages ten habits for listening. Addressed to both laity and the ordained, he asserts that fixing preaching will take the concerted effort of all members of the Church.

Faith Speaking Understanding

Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Editor: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 0664234488
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In this volume, highly esteemed scholar Kevin Vanhoozer introduces readers to a way of thinking about Christian theology that takes the work he began in the groundbreaking 2005 book, The Drama of Doctrine, to its next level. Vanhoozer argues that theology is not merely a set of cognitive beliefs, but is also something we do that involves speech and action alike. He uses a theatrical model to explain the ways in which doctrine shapes Christian understanding and forms disciples. The church, Vanhoozer posits, is the preeminent theater where the gospel is "performed," with doctrine directing this performance. Doctrines are not simply truths to be stored, shelved, and stacked, but indications and directions to be followed, practiced, and enacted. In "performing" doctrine, Christians are shaped into active disciples of Jesus Christ. He goes on to examine the state of the church in today's world and explores how disciples can do or perform doctrine. Written in an accessible and engaging style, Faith Speaking Understanding sets forth a compelling vision of what the church is and what it should be doing, and demonstrates the importance of Christian doctrine for this mission. Disciples who want to follow Christ in all situations need doctrinal direction as they walk onto the social stage in the great theater of the world. The Christian faith is about acknowledging, and participating in, the great thing God is doing in our world: making all things new in Christ through the Holy Spirit. Doctrine ministers understanding: of God, of the drama of redemption, of the church as a company of faithful players, and of individual actors, all of whom have important roles to play. In an age where things fall apart and centers fail to hold, doctrine centers us in Jesus Christ, in whom all things hold together.

Parish Sermons Ed By W Hook

Author: Walter Farquhar Hook
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The Month

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An Introduction To Effective Christian Preaching

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The London Quarterly Review

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Thirdway

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Sermons On New Testament Characters

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The History Of St Dominic Founder Of The Friars Preachers

Author: Augusta Theodosia Drane
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Milton And The Preaching Arts

Author: Jameela Lares
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"Of interest to both literary scholars and scholars of church history and homiletics, Milton and the Preaching Arts also surveys sermons and sermon manuals, Bible commentaries, and works of religious controversy on the issues of English church government and scriptural style."--BOOK JACKET.

A History Of Preaching In Britain And America

Author: Frederick Roth Webber
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F. R. Webber's three-volume History of Preaching in Britain and America not only traces the various eras of the rise and fall of preaching in the English-speaking countries, but it strives in particular to illuminate a fact which is well-known to any student of church history: that poor preaching is inevitably followed by a great period of religious stagnation, while the preaching of evangelical truth results in spiritual life. Mr. Webber presents the lives and the sermons of the famous preachers of Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Ireland, England and America, depicting their manner and style of preaching, and tracing the recurrent cycles of spiritual decay and revival in these countries. The 3 volumes of his History of Preaching are punctuated with dramatic episodes from the lives of more than 800 famous princes of the pulpit. Their doctrinal position is set forth, including their attititde toward such doctrines as Verbal Inspiration and Justification, and toward such evil fads as Evolution, Higher Criticism, Rationalism, and Modernism.

Second Series Of Lectures To My Students

Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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Journal Of Presbyterian History

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American Presbyterians

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The Preacher And Homiletic Monthly

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