Preaching to a Shifting Culture: 12 Perspectives on Communicating that Connects [NOOK Book]

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The church in America is part of a changing culture, and today's preachers must be prepared to engage the unique issues of our postmodern age.

Editor Scott M. Gibson has skillfully combined the works of many well-known preachers, including Haddon Robinson and Bryan Chapell, into one practical guide written for present and future church leaders. Including questions for reflection and suggestions for further reading, this helpful resource ...
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Preaching to a Shifting Culture: 12 Perspectives on Communicating that Connects

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Overview

The church in America is part of a changing culture, and today's preachers must be prepared to engage the unique issues of our postmodern age.

Editor Scott M. Gibson has skillfully combined the works of many well-known preachers, including Haddon Robinson and Bryan Chapell, into one practical guide written for present and future church leaders. Including questions for reflection and suggestions for further reading, this helpful resource addresses important topics such as preaching to a postmodern audience, pluralism, and the intersection of preaching and psychology.

"Preaching to a Shifting Culture is a must-read for preachers. It intensified my passion to preach Scripture, it clarified for me some critical issues related to preaching, and it triggered some ideas and strategies I will biild into my preaching."--Steve Mathewson, author of The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

"A stimulating potpourri of evangelical insights for changing times."--Michael Quicke, Charles Koller Professor of Preaching and Communications, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Timely and relevant, this collection of essays thoughtfully explores the issues facing today's preacher and calls today's preacher to thoughtfully face the issues."--Patricia Batten, pastor, Village Baptist Church, Kennebunkport, Maine

"Those who are called to proclaim the Word in a contemporary setting will benefit from the analysis and suggestions offered in this outstanding collection."--Michael Duduit, editor, Preaching magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441242440
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 733,111
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Scott M. Gibson (D.Phil., Oxford) is the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry and Director of the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and one of the founders of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. Gibson is the author of Preaching for Special Services and one of the editors of Making a Difference in Preaching and The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching. He lives in Beverly, Massachusetts with his wife, Rhonda.
Scott M. Gibson (DPhil, Oxford) is the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry, director of the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and one of the founders of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He is the author or coauthor of several books on preaching and lives in Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction: Preaching to a Shifting Culture 11
1. Dusting Off the Old Testament for a New Millennium 17
2. The New Testament in the New Millennium 39
3. The Necessity of Preaching Christ in a World Hostile to Him 59
4. The Relevance of Expository Preaching 79
5. Connecting with Your Congregation 95
6. The Shape of the Sermon 113
7. Who's Listening Out There? 129
8. Preaching to the Whole Church 147
9. The Psychology of Preaching 161
10. The Postmodern Mind and Preaching 177
11. Evangelical Preaching in the Global Context 199
12. Biblical Preaching in an Anti-authority Age 215
Notes 229
Contributors 253
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