This book approaches preaching as a theological practice and a spiritual discipline in a way that is engaging, straightforward, and highly usable for busy preachers. Bringing to bear almost three decades of practical experience in the pulpit and the classroom, Annette Brownlee explores six questions to help preachers listen to Scripture, move from text to interpretation for weekly sermon preparation, and understand the theological significance of the sermon. Each chapter explains one of the Six Questions of Sermon Preparation, provides numerous examples and illustrations, and contains theological reflections. The final chapter includes sample sermons, which put the Six Question method into practice.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Annette Brownlee (DMin, Wycliffe College) is chaplain, professor of pastoral theology, and director of field education at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario. She has served as an episcopal priest (ECUSA) in parishes in Ohio, Connecticut, and Colorado, and currently assists at St. Paul's L'Amoreaux in Scarborough, Ontario.
Table of ContentsContents
Introduction: Listening to Scripture for Preaching: A Discipline in Need of Remediation
1. Question One: "What Do I See?" The Preacher as Witness
2. Question Two: "Whom Do I See?" The Preacher as Witness to Christ
3. Question Three: "What Is Christ's Word to Me?" The Preacher as Confessor
4. Question Four: "What Is Christ's Word to Us?" The Preacher as Theologian
5. Question Five: "What Is Christ's Word about Us?" The Preacher as Theologian of a Broken Body
6. Question Six: "What Does It Look Like?" The Preacher as Witness to Christ in a Disobedient World
7. Using the Six Questions: Sermon Form and Sermon Examples
Conclusion: Love as the Hermeneutical Criterion