Articles tagged with: The Art of Preaching
By Hrayr Jebejian
The thirst for the Bible is strong indeed among the people who migrate to the oil-rich Middle East seeking the promise of high paying jobs but often finding disappointing and harsh conditions. The author shares his experiences in how getting bibles to the people in their own languages, has helped them in their quest for a better life.
Reviewed by Keith Russell
The Practice of Prophetic Preaching: Preaching An Emancipating Word
by Walter Brueggemann (Fortress Press, 2012)
By Angella Son
This article diagnoses our society as the “culture of narcissism” and the common way to address narcissism both in churches and society is to treat it as a pursuit of self-gratification. Sermons addressing narcissism often tell people to avoid self-grandiosity. This article points out that the core experience of narcissistic people is not self-aggrandizement but a desperate search to restore their sense of realness of their existence, and it offers new insights into dealing with an important societal problem.
By Johannes Unsok Ro
The Bible offers a common thread related to caring for marginalized individuals in human society. However, there is another essential area of care in the Bible that goes beyond relationships among humans–Environmental Care. Through specific biblical quotes, the author builds a substantial case for the need to change our attitudes about our planet.
By Michael Gorman
Whether we think of the first century or the twenty-first, the resurrection is both a central and a controversial part of Christian theology and experience. Today, however, we often hear about those who challenge the possibility of resurrection—whether Christ’s or ours—both outside and inside the Christian church.
By Deok-Weon Ahn
The shout: “Christ is risen today!” is the most basic tool of the missionary and the minister. The general consensus tends to view it as a command, but it gives ministers a question for self-reflection–a vital tool for preachers preparing sermons on resurrection.
By Kimberly S. Credit
While we tell the intricate details of the Christmas story about the birth of Christ, when it comes to Resurrection Sunday, we only shout about Jesus being raised from the tomb, hardly ever explaining just what that means for humanity.
By Harold Dean Trulear
When Jesus Christ died on the cross, he was an inmate. Incarceration in America carries more than the punishment of “doing time.” Shame and stigmatization plague an inmate his or her whole life. Those twin maladies spread like a virus to relatives left behind.
By Dale T. Irvin
Sermon based on Matthew 9:35-10:9
Rev. Dr. George D. McClain
This sermon provides a good example of the art of preaching and is shared with our readers for instruction and encouragement.
by Dr. Dale T. Irvin
By Robyn Michalove
In the midst of our fragmented and hurting world, where death is the pervasive if not the final answer, the Christian preacher has the awesome privilege and distinct responsibility to offer an alternative worldview.