Imagining a Sermon

Imagining a Sermon

by Thomas H. Troeger


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Imagining a Sermon by Thomas H. Troeger

Troeger shares the secrets of capturing the imaginative spirit through exploration of the creative use of sight, sound, touch, and taste that leads to new visions for truth-telling and revelation in the sermon.

Here is the remedy for trite, boring sermons! Thomas H. Troeger shows how to breathe fresh life into your sermons by harnessing your imaginative powers in a new way. In scores of dynamic workshops, Troeger has shown preachers and seminarians how to create powerful sermons by seizing moments when the heart and mind catch fire. Now, in Imagining a Sermon, Troeger shares the secrets of capturing the imaginative spirit within you.

You will discover how to observe daily events that can energize the preaching event. You will also discover how to fine-tune your visual and listening skills to fuse televised, scriptural, and remembered images into new truths for your congregation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780687186945
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 04/28/1990
Series: Abingdon Preacher's Library Series
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 1,205,479
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Professor Thomas H. Troeger has written 20 books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship;is a frequent contributor to journals dedicated to these topics;and is a monthly columnist for Lectionary Homiletics and The American Organist.His most recent books include Wonder Reborn: preaching on hymns, music and poetry; God, You Made All Things for Singing: Hymn texts, anthems, and poems for a new millennium; So that All Might Know: Preaching that Engages the Whole Congregation (with Edward Everding); Preaching While the Church Is Under Reconstruction; Above the Moon Earth Rises: Hymn Texts, Anthems and Poems for a New Creation.

He is also a flutist and a poet whose work appears in the hymnals of most denominations and is frequently set as choral anthems. Professor Troeger has a B.A. Yale University; B.D. Colgate Rochester Divinity School; S.T.D. Dickinson College; Virginia Theological Seminary. He is ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church and as a minister in the Presbyterian Church.

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