The Foolishness of Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel against the Wisdom of the World

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Preachers, are you preaching authentically and effectively to your congregation? Those who sit in the pews, are you truly expecting and receiving genuine Gospel preaching?In The Foolishness of Preaching Robert Farrar Capon challenges preachers to preach faithfully and effectively to their congregations and challenges congregants to expect and demand genuine preaching.
"A passion for the Passion" is the necessary ingredient for authentic ...
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Overview

Preachers, are you preaching authentically and effectively to your congregation? Those who sit in the pews, are you truly expecting and receiving genuine Gospel preaching?In The Foolishness of Preaching Robert Farrar Capon challenges preachers to preach faithfully and effectively to their congregations and challenges congregants to expect and demand genuine preaching.
"A passion for the Passion" is the necessary ingredient for authentic preaching, declares Capon. A preacher must believe passionately in the Good News of salvation in Christ.
Preachers often experience stumbling blocks preventing them from authentic preaching. In Part One, "The Bedrock of Preaching," Capon discusses these stumbling blocks and ways to overcome them. In Part Two, "The Practice of Preaching," Capon offers practical advice and insight into the mechanics of effective preaching.
The Foolishness of Preaching is not simply a nuts-and-bolts exercise in preaching, but a lively and challenging lesson that never loses touch with the center of preaching and belief-the astonishing grace of Jesus Christ.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802843050
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/30/1997
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 929,562
  • Product dimensions: 0.39 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. A Word in Advance

    PART ONE: The Bedrock of Preaching

  2. Passion Play
  3. A Passion for the Passion
  4. Stumbling Blocks
  5. The Biggest Obstacle
  6. Grim Pills
  7. Antidotes
  8. PART TWO: The Practice of Preaching

  9. The Ingredients of Preaching
  10. Unfinished Business
  11. Preaching from Notes
  12. Preaching from a Manuscript
  13. Synchronicity, Serendipity, Spontaneity
  14. Epilogue: Cigars at Our House

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