Seeking something more than the alliterative 3-point pattern for your sermons? Let Anderson's insights in this informative guide lead you to the format that fits your message best---declarative, pragmatic, narrative, visionary, or integrative. Discover the pulpit secrets of Rick Warren, John MacArthur, and others! Features discussion questions, exercises, and companion CD-ROM.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 256 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2006 Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310267501 ISBN-13: 9780310267508 UPC: 025986267506 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Today, traditional forms of preaching are being scrutinized and challenged. The biblical sermon is not immune to the pressure to evolve or even fall by the wayside, leaving pastors and seminary students confused over how best to communicate to today's listeners. In this forward-looking textbook, Kenton Anderson delivers a strong call to current and future ministers to indeed choose to preach biblical sermons, despite the obstacles to doing so. While preaching itself is non-negotiable, the exact form it takes can be much more flexible, allowing people to hear from God as they hear his Word preached. Rather than presenting one model or process for preparing a sermon, Anderson explains several available options. As you discern your message from the Bible, will you begin with the text (deductive) or with the listener (inductive)? Will you focus on the idea (cognitive) or the image (affective)? The choices you make lead to five possible sermon structures: * DECLARATIVE---make an argument * PRAGMATIC---solve a mystery * NARRATIVE---tell a story * VISIONARY---paint a picture * INTEGRATIVE---sing a song Each model is described in detail and related to well-known contemporary preachers, including John MacArthur, Rick Warren, Eugene Lowry, and Rob Bell. This book equips you with a variety of tools for your preaching tool kit. A CD-ROM with additional helpful resources is included, as well as discussion questions and practical exercises.
Kenton C. Anderson, PhD, is dean of Northwest Baptist Seminary, and associate professor of homiletics of the Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) of Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He is a columnist for PreachingToday.com, a contributor to The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching, author of Preaching with Conviction and Preaching with Integrity, as well as a past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and manages www.preaching.org SPANISH BIO: Kenton C. Anderson, es doctor en filosofia, decano de la Academia Bautista Northwest, y profesor asociado de homiletica de las Escuelas Teologicas Asociadas Canadienses (ACTS) de la Universidad Trinity Western de Langley, Columbia Britanica, Canada. Es columnista en preachingtoday.com y tambien administra www.preaching.org, paginas en el internet de recursos para predicadores y maestros. El doctor Anderson es colaborador y autor de varios libros (entre ellos Predicando con conviccion y Predicando con integridad), tambien fue presidente de la Sociedad Evangelica Homiletica.