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Preaching in An Age of Distraction

J Ellsworth Kalas

Preaching in An Age of Distraction

J Ellsworth Kalas

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Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.- Proverbs 4:25-26Preaching is difficult enough under the best of circumstances. But what are we to do when it seems that all of us--hearers and preachers alike--are constantly distracted? Veteran preacher and homiletics professor J. Ellsworth Kalas offers wise insights for effective preaching in an age of distraction. He examines how people have been distracted in every era and explores how God yet can meet people precisely at the point of their distraction. Regardless of whatever new technologies come our way, this call to pastoral attentiveness, creativity and excellence provides avenues for connecting with congregations with a countercultural clarity of focus.Rediscover how the proclamation of the Word still speaks profoundly to distracted hearers. Invite your congregation to a renewed attention to the things of God.

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Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.- Proverbs 4:25-26Preaching is difficult enough under the best of circumstances. But what are we to do when it seems that all of us--hearers and preachers alike--are constantly distracted? Veteran preacher and homiletics professor J. Ellsworth Kalas offers wise insights for effective preaching in an age of distraction. He examines how people have been distracted in every era and explores how God yet can meet people precisely at the point of their distraction. Regardless of whatever new technologies come our way, this call to pastoral attentiveness, creativity and excellence provides avenues for connecting with congregations with a countercultural clarity of focus.Rediscover how the proclamation of the Word still speaks profoundly to distracted hearers. Invite your congregation to a renewed attention to the things of God.
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Meet the Author

J Ellsworth Kalas

J. Ellsworth kalas is Senior Professor of Homiletics at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he was formerly president. He also served as a pastor for many years.

Table Of Contents

  • :1 Naming An Age
  • 2 The Distracted Preacher
  • 3 The Distracted Congregation
  • 4 The Benefits Of Distraction
  • 5 Excellence As A Counter Force
  • 6 Creativity And Distraction
  • 7 Packaging And Distraction
  • 8 The Insistent Power Of Sermon Content
  • 9 The Preacher’s Secret Resources

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 395449
  • Product Code 9780830841103
  • ISBN 0830841105
  • EAN 9780830841103
  • Pages 167
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Preaching/sermons
  • Publisher Ivp Praxis
  • Publication Date Mar 2014
  • Sales Rank #59407
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.227kg

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