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Kairos Preaching: Speaking Gospel to the SituationKairos Preaching: Speaking Gospel to the Situation
David Jacobsen, Robert Kelly
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* Preaching from the lectionary helps us appreciate the rhythms of the Christian year. But how do you prepare a message when a national crisis, environmental disaster, or other unexpected event occurs? Approaching extraordinary circumstances from a theological viewpoint, Jacobsen and Kelly cover six key situations to help you preach the gospel in the face of the unforeseen. 176 pages, softcover from Fortress.
     

 
A Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of PreachingA Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of Preaching
Stanley Hauerwas
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In this work, eminent theologian Stanley Hauerwas shows how the sermon is the best context for doing good theology. He writes, "I am convinced that the recovery of the sermon as the context for theological reflection is crucial if Christians are to negotiate the world in which we find ourselves." The book includes seventeen sermons preached by Hauerwas, which he considers his best theological work and hopes exemplify the work of theology. The sermons are divided into four sections: seeing, saying, living, and events. Titles range from Believing Is Seeing and Was It Fitting for Jesus to Die on a Cross? to Only Fear Can Drive Out Fear and To Be Made Human.

Each sermon includes where and when it was preached and references relevant Scripture passages.From the Introduction

"One of the most satisfying contexts for doing the work of theology is in sermons. That should not be surprising because throughout Christian history, at least until recently, the sermon was one of the primary places in which the work of theology was done. For the work of theology is first and foremost to exposit Scripture. That modern theology has become less and less scriptural, that modern theology has often tried to appear as a form of philosophy, is but an indication of its alienation from its proper work. I am, therefore, making these sermons available not only because I think they are my best theological work, but because I hope they exemplify the work of theology."

Stanley Hauerwas has established himself as one of today's most exciting theologians. Here he shows how the sermon is the best context for doing good theology. According to Hauerwas, recovering the sermon as the context for theological reflection is crucial if Christians are to negotiate the world in which they find themselves.

A Cross-Shattered Church includes seventeen sermons, divided into four sections: Seeing, Saying, Living, and Events. Sermon titles include:

  • Believing Is Seeing
  • The Glory of the Trinity
  • The End of Sacrifice
  • Was It Fitting for Jesus to Die on a Cross?
  • Only Fear Can Drive Out Fear
  • The Appeal of Judas
  • Slavery as Salvation
  • To Be Made Human
  • Water Is Thicker than Blood
  • Professors and students of theology, pastors, and all who are interested in what Hauerwas has to say about theology and preaching will value this work.
         

     
    Proclaiming God's Stories: How to Preach Old Testament Historical NarrativeProclaiming God's Stories: How to Preach Old Testament Historical Narrative
    Joe Linares
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    What Does the Lord Require? A Guide for Preaching and Teaching Biblical EthicsWhat Does the Lord Require? A Guide for Preaching and Teaching Biblical Ethics
    Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
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    The situational ethics made popular in the 1960s teach that "all we need is love." Loving is how we should be, but it does not tell us what to do. A biblical ethic can provide guidance and begins with the light of Scripture. But how applicable is the Bible's moral standard to the complex issues we face today, such as stem cell research, euthanasia, racism, gambling, and environmental care? And how does a person use Scripture in making or evaluating ethical decisions?

    Trusted Bible scholar and teacher Walter Kaiser answers these questions by connecting eighteen key teaching Scriptures to eighteen tough ethical issues, including, for example, poverty with Isaiah 58:1-12, genetic engineering with Genesis 1:26-39 and 2:15-25, substance abuse with Proverbs 23:29-35, cohabitation with 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, and war with Deuteronomy 20:1-20 and Romans 13:1-7. Through authoritative teaching from Scripture, suggested expositional outlines, and insights from years of teaching this material at Gordon-Conwell and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Kaiser demonstrates how to connect Scripture to ethical issues and train congregations to think biblically about ethics. The result is a vital text for teaching pastors, a stimulating resource and guide for preaching, and a foundation for developing Bible studies.
         


     
    Finding Language and Imagery: Words for Holy SpeechFinding Language and Imagery: Words for Holy Speech
    Jennifer Lord
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    * A preacher's weekly work with words is a daunting task. Homiletics professor Lord helps pastors find fresh phrases for sermons; make good choices about their own expressions and those borrowed from others; and understand the intricacies of language and its power to shape faith. Includes creative writing exercises; and a glossary of key linguistic terms. 96 pages, softcover from Fortress.
         

     
    And He Dwelt Among Us: Teachings from the Gospel of JohnAnd He Dwelt Among Us: Teachings from the Gospel of John
    A.W. Tozer
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    * Often quoted by Chuck Swindoll, Charles Stanley, and Billy Graham, Tozer was known for his dynamic sermons and profound insights. Experience his wisdom for yourself in these never-before-published adaptations of his messages on the incarnation. Capturing the spirit of John's portrait of Christ, he challenges "listeners" to cultivate a fresh desire for the Savior. 224 pages, softcover from Regal.
         

     
    A Pathway of Interpretation: The Old Testament for Pastors and StudentsA Pathway of Interpretation: The Old Testament for Pastors and Students
    Walter Brueggemann

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    Interpreting the Bible: Approaching the Text in Preparation for PreachingInterpreting the Bible: Approaching the Text in Preparation for Preaching
    Mary Foskett

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    * A succinct introduction to the art of preaching God's Word. Providing a user-friendly method for doing exegesis within a congregational context, Foskett examines traditional and current approaches to biblical interpretation and relates them directly to the dynamics that shape sermon preparation, including the preacher's engagement with the text, the author's context, and the congregation's needs. 96 pages, softcover from Fortress.
         

     
    Holy Restlessness: Reflections on Faith and LearningHoly Restlessness: Reflections on Faith and Learning
    Paul Dovre

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    * Do you wrestle with God's call even while heeding it? In this collection of sermons, chapel talks, and homecoming homilies, Dovre explores the feeling of restlessness that lies at the very core of our being. His thoughtful meditations on faithful living will help you discover how this "tension" is made holy by God! 160 pages, softcover from Augsburg/Fortress.
         

     

     
    The Inspirational Speaker's Resource: Tools for Reaching Your Audience Every TimeThe Inspirational Speaker's Resource: Tools for Reaching Your Audience Every Time
    Stan Toler
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    The Inspirational Speaker's Resource is a gold mine for those who find themselves speaking, making presentations, leading classes, giving demonstrations, or introducing public events. Stan Toler shares his own proven methods as well as tips gathered from fellow speakers to help overcome the fear of public speaking, inspire listeners, and effectively convey the message.
         

     
    Psalms for Preaching and Worship: A Lectionary CommentaryPsalms for Preaching and Worship: A Lectionary Commentary
    Edited by Roger E. Van Harn & Brent A. Strawn
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    A full, stimulating discussion of the psalm readings in the Revised Common Lectionary by notable contributors. Highlights the literary, spiritual, and theological dimensions of Israel's prayerbook. There is also a rich discussion of imagery, along with drawings from ancient artifacts, based on Keel's Symbolism of the Biblical World. 512 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.
         

     

     

     
    Let Not Your Heart Be TroubledLet Not Your Heart Be Troubled
    D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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    One of the 20th century's greatest preachers, Lloyd-Jones here offers eight sermons on John 14:1--12 as encouragement to Christians and direction for unbelievers facing anxiety in uncertain times. His careful verse-by-verse exposition shows you how to recognize and confront your fears; and find peace and contentment in the unchanging truths of the gospel. 160 pages, softcover from Crossway.
         

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