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Homiletics

MISREADING SCRIPTURE WITH WESTERN EYES

MISREADING SCRIPTURE WITH WESTERN EYES
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  • What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example:

  • When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to dress modestly, we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty--that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry.
  • Some readers might assume that Moses married below himself because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying above himself.
  • Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family.
  • Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

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    Modern Preacher & the Ancient Text Interpreting & Preaching Biblical Literature (POD NR)

    Modern Preacher & the Ancient Text Interpreting & Preaching Biblical Literature (POD NR)
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    A fusion of biblical hermeneutics and homiletics, this thorough and well-researched book offers a holistic contemporary approach to the interpretation and preaching of biblical texts, using all the scholarly tools available and focusing especially on literary features. Greidanus develops hermeneutical and homiletical principles and then applies them to four specific genres: Hebrew narratives, prophetic literature, the Gospels, and the Epistles.

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    January 1, 1988

    ON READING THE BIBLE

    ON READING THE BIBLE
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    Hundreds of heartfelt, perceptive comments by men and women from all walks of life fill the pages of this inspirational book. Included are memorable quotes from historic and contemporary writers, philosophers, entertainers, business people, politicians, and spiritual leaders. Words from Abraham Lincoln, Ray Charles, Sal Bando, many others. Brief contributor biographies provided.
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    February 1, 2005

    POWER OF SPEAKING GODS WORD

    POWER OF SPEAKING GODS WORD
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    Preachers should be concerned to preach God's word with God's power. Preachers are also conscious of the need to feed their flock. There are many struggles in the pulpit every week to make sure that the congregation is fed and also inspired.

    This book grew out of the comment of a trusted congregation member to the author that 80% of his sermons were immemorable, but that the other 20% had profoundly changed their life.

    Ellsworth started searching for reasons as to why some sermons had such a greater impact than others. Previously he had dismissed preaching without a written manuscript as being almost certain to be shallow, full of clichés and repetitious. Surely 'deep' teaching needed more support than his poor memory could provide?

    Launching out in faith, Ellsworth started reducing his notes to the extent that they could be contained on one post-it note. The result? A learned colleague said that you would never have guessed how 'so much effect could have come from a single change.'

    This is not a book about taking short cuts in sermon preparation - but a means of gaining more attention and having greater impact on your congregation.

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    January 1, 1900

    PREACHING & TEACHING FROM THE OT

    PREACHING & TEACHING FROM THE OT
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    Viewed as antiquated and remote, the Old Testament is frequently neglected in the preaching and teaching ministry of the church. But contrary to the prevailing attitude, might the Old Testament contain relevant and meaningful application for today? Renowned author and scholar Walter Kaiser shows why the Old Testament deserves equal attention with the New Testament and offers a helpful guide on how preachers and teachers can give it the full attention it deserves.

    Growing out of his teaching material from the last decade, Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament demonstrates Kaiser's celebrated straightforward exposition. Offering an apologetic for the Christian use of the Old Testament, the opening chapters deal with the value, problem, and task of preaching from it. Following a discussion of the role of expository preaching, Kaiser provides a practical focus by examining preaching and teaching from the texts of various genres. A final chapter explores the relevance of the Old Testament in speaking to a contemporary audience.

    Bible teachers, pastors, seminary students, and professors will appreciate Kaiser's practical focus and relevant applications. Additional helps include a glossary and suggested outlines and worksheets for expository preaching.



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    March 1, 2003

    Preaching Adverbially

    Preaching Adverbially
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    Reflections from a pastor and teacher on preaching as a dynamic event

    Christian preaching obviously entails the sermon, but in reality it involves much more. Preaching happens when the entire assembly, the worshiping congregation, gathers to speak and sing, pray and listen, eat and drink, bless and baptize. Preaching at root is a dynamic event that is best captured not in adjectives but in adverbs.

    In Preaching Adverbially Russell Mitman shows how eleven select adverbs--biblically, contextually, invitationally, doxologically, and others--serve to identify what essentially happens in Christian preaching. Each chapter draws on scriptural paradigms, liturgical and musical forms, the insights of scholars and teachers, and the author's own rich experience. Mitman's purpose is for these adverbs to become practical, revitalizing guides for all who are called to proclaim the Word of God within the framework of Christian worship.

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    Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

    Preaching Christ from the Old Testament
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    Arguing for the need both to preach Christ in every sermon and to preach regularly from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus develops a christocentric method that will help preachers do both simultaneously.

    Greidanus challenges Old Testament scholars to broaden their focus and to understand the Old Testament not only in its own historical context but also in the context of the New Testament. Suggesting specific steps and providing concrete examples, this volume provides a practical guide for preaching Christ from the Old Testament.

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    January 1, 1900

    Preaching Gods Word 2nd Edition a Hands On Approach to Preparing Developing & Delivering the Sermon

    Preaching Gods Word 2nd Edition a Hands On Approach to Preparing Developing & Delivering the Sermon
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    People in churches today are hungry for a word from God. Preachers need to prepare and deliver sound biblical sermons that connect with their audience in a meaningful way. Whether you are a student who is new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up your preaching skills, you will benefit from Preaching God's Word.

    Good preaching begins with good exegesis. The second edition of Preaching God's Word is a user-friendly, practical, and proven textbook that walks you through the five steps of the "Interpretive Journey" from the biblical text to contemporary application:

  • Grasp the text in their town (what it meant to the original audience).
  • Measure the width of the river that separates the biblical context from today.
  • Cross the principle bridge by identifying the timeless theological principles.
  • Consult the biblical map.
  • Grasp the text in our town.
  • While the science of solid biblical interpretation is essential to effective preaching, it must be married to the art of contemporary communication in order to bring the message home. Preaching God's Word also shows you how to understand your audience, develop powerful applications, use illustrations well, and deliver the sermon effectively. The concluding chapters discuss the unique preaching challenges presented by the various biblical genres, providing interpretive keys, things to avoid, and numerous examples.

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    January 1, 2018

    PREACHING LIKE PAUL

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    In contrast with the widely popular interest in narrative styles, James Thompson shows that Paul's letters offer a different model for preaching today. He demonstrates how the manner of preaching used in the pre-Christian culture of Paul is valid and effective in our contemporary post-Christian culture. Unlike most books on preaching, this volume focuses not on technique, but on the goal of preaching--a needed missing component in contemporary holimetic discussion.

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    Preaching Romans Four Perspectives

    Preaching Romans Four Perspectives
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    First-rate scholars and preachers on four interpretive approaches to Paul and Romans

    Pauline scholarship is a minefield of differing schools of thought. Those who teach or preach on Paul can quickly get lost in the weeds of the various perspectives. How, then, can pastors today best preach Paul's message?

    Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica have assembled this stellar one-stop guide exploring four major interpretive perspectives on the apostle Paul: Reformational, New, Apocalyptic, and Participationist. First elucidated by a scholarly essay, each perspective is then illuminated by three sermons expositing various passages from Paul's magisterial letter to the Romans.

    Coming from such leading figures as Richard Hays, James Dunn, Fleming Rutledge, and Tom Schreiner, these essays and sermons splendidly demonstrate how each perspective on Paul brings valuable insights for preaching on Romans.

    [Table of Contents]

    Introduction

    Interpretive Perspectives on the Apostle Paul

    1. Romans and the "Lutheran" Paul: Stephen Westerholm

    2. Romans and the New Perspective: Scot McKnight

    3. Romans and the Apocalyptic Reading of Paul: Douglas A. Campbell

    4. Romans and the Participationist Perspective: Michael J. Gorman

    Preaching Romans: Sermons

    Reformational Perspective

    5. Romans as Ecclesial Theology: Building Multiethnic Missional Churches: Michael F. Bird

    6. God Justifies the Ungodly: Romans 4:1-8: Thomas R. Schreiner

    7. The Transforming Reality of Justification by Faith: Romans 5:1-5: Carl R. Trueman

    New Perspective

    8. The Balance of Already/Not Yet: Romans 8:1-17: James D. G. Dunn

    9. This Changes Everything: Romans 5:12-21: Tara Beth Leach

    10. Pass the Peace by Faith: Romans 4:1-4, 13-17: Scot McKnight

    Apocalyptic Perspective

    11. Immortal Combat: Romans 1:16-17 and 5:12-14: Jason Micheli

    12. In Celebration of Full Communion: Romans 3:21-24: Fleming Rutledge

    13. Old Adam, New Adam; Old World, New World; Old You, New You: Romans 5:12-21: William H. Willimon

    Participationist Perspective

    14. Death Becomes Her: Romans 6:1-14: Timothy G. Gombis

    15. Made New by One Man's Obedience: Romans 5:12-19: Richard B. Hays

    16. Breathing Well: Romans 8:12-30: Suzanne Watts Henderson

    Conclusion

    17. Implications: Joseph B. Modica

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