Item description for Preaching What We Practice: Proclamation and Moral Discernment by David J. Schlafer & Timothy Sedgwick...
Overview Homiletical strategies preachers can use to help listeners reflect on issues and frame a Christian response Includes practices to encourage moral discernment in situations of crisis and quandary, and concrete "for instances" of effective preaching in times of crisis
Publishers Description From the terrorist attacks of September 11, through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to issues such as stem cell research, abortion, and euthanasia, contemporary Christians are faced, almost daily, with the need for moral discernment. This book offers background as well as practical strategies for preachers in addressing such issues. It examines how preachers can help listeners cope with these and other challenges, and even welcome such questions as people of faith.
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Morehouse Publishing
ISBN 0819222186 ISBN13 9780819222183
Reviews - What do customers think about Preaching What We Practice: Proclamation and Moral Discernment?
A Open Narrative Approach to Preaching the Hard Issues Sep 11, 2008
This was the first book that was assigned for the Moral Formation class at Harding Graduate School. The book was excellent as well as challenging. It dealt with the art of preaching the morally difficult subject. It gave an approach to preaching that will interact with the people in the pew. It dealt with some of the important moral issues of the current culture, such as prayer, forgiveness, house holding, hospitality, and reverence. These might not seem to be the hot moral issues of the day, but these topics are foundational in dealing with the moral world around us. The book deals with the process of developing a sermon that will engage the listener in an discerning matter. It talked about the tension and telos in moral discernment and the role of community to develop moral cohesion with the preaching event.
This book is advanced for the preacher. If you are a preach involved in the discipline of three point sermons only, this book will not help you. It builds the model of preaching on the Craddock style of narrative-inductive. It is not a book for the undergraduate or the new preacher. It is deep wisdom and theory for the experienced and narrative preachers in the church. If you are looking for a polish on the pulpit, it is a book that gives a refined finish.