A Vision for Preaching: Understanding the Heart of Pastoral Ministry

A Vision for Preaching: Understanding the Heart of Pastoral Ministry

by Abraham Kuruvilla


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This book by a well-respected teacher of preachers develops an integrated biblical and theological vision for preaching that addresses the essentials of this most important activity in the church. Drawing on influential voices from church history, Abraham Kuruvilla reclaims what has been lost through the centuries and offers fresh insights, showing preachers what they can aim for as an ideal in their preaching. He helps preachers have a better conception of what it means to preach, a fuller understanding of the divinely granted privilege of preaching, and a greater excitement for the preaching ministry. Concluding biblical reflections reinforce the teaching of each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801096747
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Abraham Kuruvilla (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is research professor of pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and is a practicing dermatologist. He is the author of several books, including Privilege the Text! A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching, and has written a number of preaching commentaries. A past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, he blogs regularly at homiletix.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "The Entrance of Thy Words . . ."
1. Preaching Is Biblical
2. Preaching Is Pastoral
3. Preaching Is Ecclesial
4. Preaching Is Communicational
5. Preaching Is Theological
6. Preaching Is Applicational
7. Preaching Is Conformational
8. Preaching Is Doxological
9. Preaching Is Spiritual
Conclusion: ". . . Giveth Light"

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