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Playing with Fire: Preaching Work as Kindling Art [Paperback]

By David J. Schlafer (Author)
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The discipline of homiletics can be undertaken via many approaches. In Playing with Fire, David J. Schlafer offers an invitation to the art of preaching by way of metaphor. Metaphors are perhaps the best teaching techniques at our disposal, and two--fire and play--dance together across the pages of this book. Fire is multisensory and mysterious, life nurturing and life threatening, and the history of preaching is a story of sacred fire sharing. How can those called to proclaim the Gospel tend and transmit this fire? Perhaps by playing with it, by participating in God's own sacred play.

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Offering a fresh approach to homiletics, David J. Schlafer provides an invitation to preaching by way of metaphor. Starting with the fire of Scripture, and engaging in the work of preaching as play, Schlafer offers new ways of approaching the preaching moment. Taking into account the preacher s call, the stages of preparation, the role of the congregation, and the presence of the Holy Spirit in the midst of it all, we discover that playing with fire is a sacred act indeed. Two metaphors dance together across the pages of this book: fire and play. Two metaphors, plus a hunch: that texts of the Scriptures, the grounding voices of inspiration for Christian preaching, offer more than just truths to be interpreted and transmitted. What we call the Scriptures are the work of a great company of preachers. The Bible is a treasure lode of imaginative insights regarding how the mystery of preaching might be entertained. from the Introduction"

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Cowley Publications
Pages   177
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.58 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2004
Publisher   Cowley Publications
ISBN  1561012696  
ISBN13  9781561012695  

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More About David J. Schlafer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! DAVID SCHLAFER is an Episcopal priest who has taught preaching at Nashotah House, Seabury-Western, the University of the South, Virginia Theological Seminary, and the College of Preachers. His books include Surviving the Sermon, Your Way with God s Word, and Playing with Fire.Schlafer conducts seminars and workshops on homiletics in the United States, Canada, and England."

David J. Schlafer currently resides in Bethesda, in the state of Maryland. David J. Schlafer was born in 1944.

David J. Schlafer has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Sermons That Work

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