Preaching to a Shifting Culture: 12 Perspectives on Communicating that Connects

Preaching to a Shifting Culture: 12 Perspectives on Communicating that Connects

by Scott M. Gibson

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441242440
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,019,745
File size: 1 MB

About 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, University of Oxford) is the David E. Garland Chair of Preaching and director of the PhD program in preaching at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. He previously served as the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry and director of the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is past president and cofounder of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and has served as a pastor or interim pastor in churches in Pennsylvania and New York. Gibson has written or edited numerous books on preaching, including The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching and Preaching with a Plan.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Introduction: Preaching to a Shifting Culture11
1.Dusting Off the Old Testament for a New Millennium17
2.The New Testament in the New Millennium39
3.The Necessity of Preaching Christ in a World Hostile to Him59
4.The Relevance of Expository Preaching79
5.Connecting with Your Congregation95
6.The Shape of the Sermon113
7.Who's Listening Out There?129
8.Preaching to the Whole Church147
9.The Psychology of Preaching161
10.The Postmodern Mind and Preaching177
11.Evangelical Preaching in the Global Context199
12.Biblical Preaching in an Anti-authority Age215
Notes229
Contributors253

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