Preaching in the Inventive Age

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We live in a world that is increasingly open source, welcoming people into the creation of almost everything. However, the vast majority of churches still practice the sermon as a monologue.

Doug Pagitt, the innovative pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis, responds to this situation by laying out his method of preaching-what he calls progressional dialogue.

Building on his book, Church in the Inventive Age, Pagitt declares that a new ...

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Overview

We live in a world that is increasingly open source, welcoming people into the creation of almost everything. However, the vast majority of churches still practice the sermon as a monologue.

Doug Pagitt, the innovative pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis, responds to this situation by laying out his method of preaching-what he calls progressional dialogue.

Building on his book, Church in the Inventive Age, Pagitt declares that a new context calls for a new form of communication, and he shows just how he and others at Solomon's Porch have catalyzed dialogue in the place of the traditional sermon for over a decade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451401486
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

The Inventive Age 1

Section 1 Preaching Beyond Speaching 8

Section 2 A Move To Something New 39

1 Speaching vs. Preaching 41

2 Understanding Progressional Dialogue 45

3 Peter And Cornelius 49

4 The Roots of Speaching 55

5 How I Became A Speacher 61

6 My Wake-Up Call 69

7 A Low-Grade Fever 73

8 Generic Messages 79

9 Preaching From A Stranger 85

10 Preaching To Strangers 89

11 Implication vs. Application 93

Section 3 Why We're Reluctant To Change 102

12 Holding on to Speaching 103

13 Those for Whom This Conversation Will Seem Unnecessary 111

14 Fear of Being Wrong 117

15 Centralized Control 121

16 Fear of Heresy 129

17 Truth 133

18 The Power of Control 137

19 Pastoral Authority 141

20 Transmitting The Message 145

Section 4 Why We Need To Change 149

21 The Priesthood of All Believers 151

22 Trusting The People 153

23 The Role of The Pastor 155

24 Prophetic Function 157

Section 5 How To Make The Move 160

25 New Outcomes 161

26 A Deep Ecclesiology 169

27 The Need for new Skills 173

28 Too Much Input 175

29 Dissension 177

30 Improvisation 179

31 Preparation 183

32 Relationship With The Bible 189

33 The Bible in Speaching 193

34 The Bible As Community Member 195

35 Provisional Statements And Authenticity 199

36 Tone of Voice 205

37 Physical Setup 207

38 Microphones And Power 213

39 Listening as The Primary Skill 215

40 The Voice of The Church 219

41 A Few Final Throughts 227

Works Cited 229

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