Predicar Por Eleccion (Choosing To Preach)
Today, traditional forms of preaching are being scrutinized and challenged. The Biblical sermon is not immune to the pressure to evolve or even fall by the wayside, leaving pastors and seminary students confused over how best to communicate to today's...
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Today, traditional forms of preaching are being scrutinized and challenged. The Biblical sermon is not immune to the pressure to evolve or even fall by the wayside, leaving pastors and seminary students confused over how best to communicate to today's listeners. In this forward-looking textbook, Kenton Anderson delivers a strong call to current and future ministers to choose to preach Biblical sermons despite the obstacles to doing so. While preaching itself is non-negotiable, the exact form it takes can be much more flexible, allowing people to hear from God as they hear His Word preached. Rather than presenting one model or process for preparing a sermon, Anderson explains several available options. As you discern your message from the Bible, will you begin with the text (deductive) or with the listener (inductive)? Will you focus on the idea (cognitive) or the image (affective)? The choices you make lead to five possible sermon structures: * DECLARATIVE---make an argument * PRAGMATIC---solve a mystery * NARRATIVE---tell a story * VISIONARY---paint a picture * INTEGRATIVE---sing a song
Kenton C. Anderson, PhD, is dean of Northwest Baptist Seminary, and associate professor of applied theology of the Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) of Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He is a columnist for PreachingToday.com, a contributor to The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching, author of Preaching with Conviction; Preaching with Integrity, and Choosing to Preach: A Comprehensive Introduction to Sermon Options and Structures, as well as a past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, he also manages www.preaching.org