Author: John W. Krueger
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Did you ever wonder what your pastor has learned over the years? This book is about people, events, experiences, biblical application and church strategy to further God's Kingdom, from a pastor's point of view. Dr. John W. Krueger grew up in small town and rural Wisconsin, attending a one-room country school and a high school of under 200 students. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and has a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. Pastor Krueger served four parishes in California (25 years), before moving to Arizona for the last eleven years of his full time pastoral ministry. He currently resides in the Shasta Valley of northern California.
Author: R. Bruce Bickel
Publisher: Soli Deo Gloria Publications
Release Date: 1999
This is Dr. Bickel's master's thesis and doctoral dissertation on "The Puritan View of the Pulpit" and "The Focus of the Gospel in Puritan Preaching." The Puritans were indeed physicians of the soul, and the entire scope of their ministry was an outgrowth of how they saw themselves as preachers of the Word. The second part of this book is a careful examination of the gospel the Puritans preached--a God-centered message as opposed to today's popular man-centered message.
Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Release Date: 2015-05-01
What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age—the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach. In confidential interviews, clergy from across the ministerial spectrum—from liberal to literal—reveal how their lives of religious service and study have led them to a truth inimical to their professed beliefs and profession. Although their personal stories are as varied as the denominations they once represented, or continue to represent—whether Catholic, Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist, Mormon, Pentecostal, or any of numerous others—they give voice not only to their own struggles but also to those who similarly suffer in tender and lonely silence. As this study poignantly and vividly reveals, their common journey has far-reaching implications not only for their families, their congregations, and their communities—but also for the very future of religion.
According to the author, the only reason a prosperity message works is because in a materialistic society the average church member is more focused on making money and earning great wealth than he or she is focused on the Lord. (Christian)
The call to preach is just that- a call to preach. The call to preach, however, is more than just preaching. The call to preach is a call to prepare. Too many pastors have refrained from preparation while they await the Holy Spirit to do all of the work. God expects preachers to prepare sermons as much as possible and allow Him to prepare the preachers. Join Dr. Jerry Vines and Dr. Jim Shaddix as they achieve a balanced approach to teaching sermon preparation in Power in the Pulpit. This book combines the essential perspectives of a pastor of forty years with another pastor who also devotes daily time to training pastors in the context of theological education. Thus, Power in the Pulpit is a practical preaching help from a pastoral perspective in the tradition where expository preaching is a paramount and frequent event in the life of the local church. Power in the Pulpit is the combined work of Dr. Vines's two earlier publications on preaching: A Practical Guide to Sermon Preparation (Moody Press, 1985) and A Guide to Effective Sermon Delivery (Moody Press, 1986). Dr. Shaddix carefully organizes and supplements the material to offer this useful resource which closes the gap between classroom theory and what a pastor experiences in his weekly sermon preparation.
Biblical exegesis doesn't stop with the words alone. Faithful preachers exegete the emotion of the text as well. It's easy to let our own personalities dictate the emotional dimension of our sermons, but the best preachers mirror the Bible's emotive intent in their sermons. In Passion in the Pulpit, Jerry Vines and Adam Dooley will teach you how to exegete not just the verbal content of Scripture, but its emotional appeal as well. They show you the role the Bible's emotional intent should play in each stage of sermon prep, and: Offer exegetical steps to discern the biblical pathos Teach you how to avoid manipulation while making your sermons emotional Help you determine the appropriate limitations of emotional appeal Give you verbal, vocal, and visual techniques to help convey the biblical emotional intent in your sermons When we elevate the Bible's emotional intent above our own, we preach truth rather than personality.
"Progress in the Pulpit is a master class in preaching, written by two most-qualified authors. Dr. Jerry Vines is truly a Prince of the Pulpit.” — Dr. Albert Mohler Jr., from the foreword Like musical instruments, preachers get better over time—unless, of course, they neglect maintenance. Progress in the Pulpit is for seasoned preachers looking to refresh their craft and receive guidance for contemporary challenges to preaching. While most preaching books are geared toward new preachers, Progress in the Pulpit builds on the basics and focuses on what often falls into neglect. You will learn to better: Connect to audiences without compromising biblical truth Plan, evaluate, and get feedback on sermons Battle biblical illiteracy in your congregation Employ word studies and other technical aspects of biblical interpretation Increase imagination and creativity in sermon writing Extend the life of a sermon via social media, small groups, and more Establish habits for continued growth Drs. Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix, who wrote Power in the Pulpit (a book still used in seminaries today), remain committed to pure expository preaching. Yet they understand that the times change and present new challenges. Here they offer guidance to help preachers stay sharp and grow in the craft of faithfully proclaiming God’s Word.
Author: Sweet Tee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-01-21
Genre: African American clergy
Ever wonder what life is like for a pastor after Sunday service is over? Charles Wallace, Pastor of Calvary Christian Life Baptist Church, was no saint. He didn't always practice what he preached. His lovely wife and three daughters appeared to be the perfect family to those looking in from the outside. However, during Thanksgiving dinner a showdown takes place exposing everyone's secrets for all to hear. The shocking revelations that come to light rock the Wallace household dividing the family. Lies, deceit, infidelity and broken trust put a strain on Charles's ability to serve as a leader, husband and father. Will the Wallace Family find unity to get there house in order before they run out of time to make things right?
Author: James R. White
Release Date: 2006-10
It is the contention of the author that the pulpit in the average church is a place in which crimes are committed every week. He seeks to expose false teaching while offering encouragement to those who are seeking to be faithful to God's Word. (Christian)
Author: Vincent Crapanzano
Release Date: 2001-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Serving the Word is an exciting and unprecedented look at literalism as a modern belief system, and analyzes its place in two seemingly contrasting fields; Christianity and law. In a work that moves from welathy Angelenos embracing starkly literal readings of the bible to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia insisting on the narrowest interpretation of legal texts. Makes a persuasive claim that the attraction to literal certainty that we associate with fringe fanaticism is in fact deeply embedded in American culture". -- Jacket.
Author: Cleophus J. LaRue
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date: 2009-04-20
In this companion and sequel to the best-selling Power in the Pulpit (2002), which has sold over 11,000 copies, more of America's best-known and most influential African American preachers describe how they go about preparing their sermons. Each preacher also presents a sermon that highlights his or her particular method of sermon preparation. This book is an excellent how-to manual for pastors and students, presenting sage advice and wisdom on the art of preaching and an inspirational look at the work of some of the most prominent figures in the life of the black church.