Item description for Broken Words: Reflections on the Craft of Preaching by Paul Scott Wilson...
Overview A look at what both our successes and failures in preaching can tell us about how to craft better sermons. Paul Wilson has long been one of the most important figures among those who seek a richer and more complete understanding of what preaching is, and how it might be made better. In this new book he draws on his broad and deep work in homiletics to show preachers how to craft a variety of types of sermons. How do you preach from the Old Testament? What are the particular needs and challenges of preaching the Good Friday, and then the Easter, sermon? What do you do when you want to address contemporary events? Recognizing that all sermons are in some ways "broken words," he includes in each chapter an illustrative sermon, some of which work well, yet others of which don't. If you stand in the pulpit long, he reminds us, you're going to preach your share of both. You would do well to learn, then, how either kind of sermon--the ones you're proud of and the ones you want to forget--can provide ample opportunities to learn how to be a more effective and faithful preacher of the gospel. Readers will learn how to vary the sources, styles, and substance of their sermons. Key Benefits: Will empower the reader to move outside their comfort zone in preaching, thus engaging the broader possibilities for preaching; Will help the reader to learn how to assess both their strong and weak sermons, and learn from each.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687352436 ISBN13 9780687352432
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul Scott Wilson
'Paul Scott Wilson is professor of homiletics at Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto. He is the author of several books and is the series editor for Preaching and Its Partners.
Paul Scott Wilson was born in 1949.
Paul Scott Wilson has published or released items in the following series...