When is a sermon not a sermon?
For 25 years I was a lay preacher in the Methodist Church in the UK. During that time I developed a style of preaching that used stories to engage the congregation, tackling issues of theology and Christian living through the actions and words of characters. Sometimes this allowed me to say complex things in a way that kept the listener with me. At other times it gave me the freedom to tackle controversial or emotive subjects that might have been difficult in a straightforward exposition. I don't offer the contents of this book as the future of preaching. They are just stories, tales from the pulpit that, so I'm told, have spoken to people of the workings of God in this world.
I hope they speak to you.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
About the Author
In 2003 David had a collection of his stories published in the UK by SPCK. It sold moderately well for a book by an unknown author but it was of its time and as his theological understanding developed over time so too did the content of the stories, focussing more and more on theology and the real-life implications of belief. However in 2009 he took a life-changing decision to move to north Wales with his wife to run a guest house, a move that in effect meant ending his association with the Methodist Church.
David is now engaged in a 'ministry of hospitality', welcoming guests to the Welsh coast and the Snowdonia National Park. His days of formal preaching are over but he retains an interest in writing and photography and spends what little free time he now has appreciating the beauty and diversity of creation so evident all around him.