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The Practices of Christian Preaching: Essentials for Effective Proclamation

The Practices of Christian Preaching: Essentials for Effective Proclamation

by Jared E. Alcántara


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Leading homiletician Jared Alcántara offers a practice-centered, collaborative, technologically innovative, next-generation introductory preaching textbook. The book breaks new ground by adopting a practice-based approach to teaching preaching and by using innovative technological delivery to enhance the educational experience of learners.

Alcántara introduces the basics of Christian preaching and emphasizes the skills preachers must cultivate throughout their lives. He shows that preachers can learn effective preaching by paying keen attention to five key competencies: conviction, context, clarity, concreteness, and creativity. Featuring the perspectives of a diverse team of collaborators, The Practices of Christian Preaching is designed to prepare effective communicators for the church's multicultural future.

Call-outs in the book direct readers to a companion website for further information or practice. The online resources include audio and video sermons, video responses from the author, and contributions from collaborators, enabling Alcántara to coach students by showing them instead of just telling them. A Spanish language edition will be forthcoming.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801098666
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jared E. Alcántara (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of preaching and occupies the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New Jersey. Alcántara previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written two preaching books and is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, the Evangelical Homiletics Society, and the Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Table of Contents

1. Preach Christian Sermons
2. Preach Convictionally
3. Preach Contextually
4. Preach Clearly
5. Preach Concretely
6. Preach Creatively

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