Preaching as Reminding: Stirring Memory in An Age of Forgetfulness
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About "Preaching as Reminding: Stirring Memory in An Age of Forgetfulness"
:We know of the preacher's role 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.
Meet the Author
Jeffrey D. Arthurs(doctorado de la Universidad de Purdue) es profesor de adjunto de predicaci#xF3;n y comunicaci#xF3;n, y decano de la capilla en el Seminario Teol#xF3;gico Gordon-Conwell. Es un predicador #xE1;vido y un erudito activo.Jeffrey D. Arthurs(Ph.D., Purdue University) is associate professor of preaching and communication and dean of the chapel at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, Mass. He is an active scholar, regularly presenting papers at conferences and writing articles for several leading periodicals.