Preaching Master Class: Lessons from Will Willimon's Five-Minute Preaching Workshop [NOOK Book]

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Preachers around the globe have come to rely on Will Willimon for insight and advice on the craft of preaching. For over a decade, Willimon has published his reflections in the "Five-Minute Preaching Workshop," a quarterly column he writes as editor of Pulpit Resource. Here the best selections from that column have been brought together into a single volume for the first time. Drawing on years of experience, study, and careful observation of the current state of preaching, Willimon offers candid thoughts on a ...
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Preaching Master Class: Lessons from Will Willimon's Five-Minute Preaching Workshop

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Overview

Preachers around the globe have come to rely on Will Willimon for insight and advice on the craft of preaching. For over a decade, Willimon has published his reflections in the "Five-Minute Preaching Workshop," a quarterly column he writes as editor of Pulpit Resource. Here the best selections from that column have been brought together into a single volume for the first time. Drawing on years of experience, study, and careful observation of the current state of preaching, Willimon offers candid thoughts on a wide range of homiletical issues-from theological to pastoral, cultural, and stylistic. Readers will find challenge and inspiration from a few hours spent in the studio of this master preacher.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621893189
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/26/2010
  • Series: Art for Faith's Sake, #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,164,567
  • File size: 174 KB

Meet the Author

William H. Willimon is Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church and former Dean of the Chapel at Duke University. He is the author of over fifty books and is widely recognized as one of America's best preachers.
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Table of Contents

Editor's Preface vii

Section 1 The Practice of Preaching

Wonder at Words 3

The Most Dangerous, Most Wonderful Step in Sermon Preparation 6

Character and Credibility 10

Easter Preaching 13

When Preaching Is Out of Control 16

Preaching as Oral Communication 19

The Art of Preaching 22

Being Present in Our Preaching 24

Play It Again, Sam 28

Section 2 Special Issues in Preaching

Preaching as Entertainment? 35

Topical Preaching-Again? 38

Proclaiming the Word with Children 42

Delivery: How to Say What You Say 45

Imitation as Essential for Preaching 47

Preaching on Stewardship 49

Preaching and Pastoral Care 53

The Character of the Preacher 57

Humor among Preachers 60

Section 3 Preaching and the Text

How Unbiblical "Biblical Preaching" Can Be 65

The Wonderful Thickness of the Text! 69

The Lectionary as a Source for Preaching: Possibilities and Pitfalls 73

Parables in Our Preaching 76

Preaching Parables with Matthew 79

It Is Not Only That Jesus Was God's Son; It Is That God's Son Is Jesus: The Challenge of Incarnational Preaching 82

Preaching from Mark's Gospel 85

Trusting the Bible a Little More and Ourselves a Little Less 88

Section 4 Preaching, the Church, and the World

It's About God 95

Formed by the Saints 99

Preaching to Young Adults 103

On Not Reaching Our Culture 106

Anti-Jewish Preaching 110

Can We Talk? 114

The Particularity of Preaching 117

Biblical Preaching 120

Bibliography 125

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