Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching

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Abingdon Press #ad - Readerswill gain insight into the history of the study of the African Americanpreaching tradition, and catch the author’s enthusiasm for it. Nextthomas traces the relationship between homiletics and rhetoric inWestern preaching, demonstrating how African American preaching isinherently theological and rhetorical.

He then explores thequestion, “what is black preaching?” Thomas introduces the reader tomethods of “close reading” and “ideological criticism. And thendemonstrates how to use these methods, using a sermon by Gardner CalvinTaylor as his example. The next chapter considers the question, and in particular, “what is excellence in black preaching?”Thenext chapter seeks to create bridges and dialogue within the field ofhomiletics, the Euro-American homiletic tradition.

The goal of this chapter is to clearly demonstrate connections betweenthe African American preaching tradition and the field of homiletics. Thomasnext turns to questions about the relevancy of the church to theMillennial generation. Specifically, how will the African Americanchurch remain relevant to this generation, which is so deeply concernedwith social justice?

Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching #ad - He shows how african American preaching has gradually movedfrom an almost exclusively oral to an oral/written tradition. This book acknowledges african American preachingas an academic discipline, dynamic, and invites all students and preachers into ascholarly, and useful exploration of the topic. Authorfrank thomas opens with a “bus tour” study of African Americanpreaching.

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They Like To Never Quit Praisin God

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Pilgrim Press/United Church Press #ad - This new, updated edition includes additional sermons illustrations and commentary. Celebration is an important component of preaching. They like to never quit praisin' God continues to explore the theology, dynamics and strategy of celebration throughout the sermon process.

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How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon

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Abingdon Press #ad - How to preach a dangerous sermonprovides new and dramatic ways in which the moral imagination in ademocratic society can be nurtured by visionary, wise, empathic, andartistic preachers. John S. Kennedyand Martin Luther King. The author describes the four characteristics using examples like Robert F. Before he finishes thomas shows how the urgencyof “moral imagination” belongs peculiarly to the work of the preacher.

This book is a welcome call for gospel-grounded courage and truth aboutthe neighbor issued in a way that refuses the self-serving fakery thatdominates our public life. Walter brueggemann, columbia theological Seminary"Timely and prophetic, How to Preach a Dangerous Sermonpresents a homiletic essential for our churches today.

How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon #ad - Learn to use four characteristics of "preaching with moral imagination" to proclaim freedom for all. Martin luther King, Jr. Prathia hall, and the Moral Monday Movement, along with musicians and other artists of today. Andersonchair of biblical preaching, Luther Seminary; author of She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry.

In this lucid and compelling book, Frank Thomas plumbs the depths ofAmerican moral rhetoric for insights that will help preachers. Mcclure, Charles G. But then again neitherwill the church--or the world--be the same anymore, if enough of usfollow Thomas’s advice.

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The Heart of Black Preaching

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Westminster John Knox Press #ad - Larue analyzes the distinct characteristics of African American preaching and brings the insights of both theory and practice to bear on this important subject matter. Cleophus larue argues that the extraordinary character of black preaching derives from a distinctive biblical hermeneutic that views God as involved in practical ways in the lives of African Americans.

This hermeneutic, he believes, has remained constant since the days of slavery.

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Black Preaching: The Recovery of a Powerful Art

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Abingdon Press #ad - Henry H. Mitchell has completely revised and integrated his popular books The Recovery of Preaching and Black Preaching for seminarians and pastors--both Black and White--who are seeking to add power and vision to their sermons. Mitchell persuasively demonstrates that Black culture and preaching style are vital for the empowerment of Black congregations and have much to offer the preaching method of all preachers.

By focusing on the use of storytelling, imagination, and style of preaching rooted in African-American culture, Mitchell spotlights effective techniques for lively preaching.  .

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Ingenuity: Preaching as an Outsider

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Abingdon Press #ad - Carpenter professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Rhodes and Leona B. Preaching has been resourced and taught from a narrow field of cultural or gendered experiences, historically. Without much support from established channels, black women are left to “figure it out” on their own, and others discern how to preach from a limiting scope.

The best preachers understand their own voices and the voices of others. They stretch and grow, and this enables them to preach more effectively. Townes, dean and  E. Ingenuity equips readers to negotiate tradition, life experiences, and theological conviction in the creative work that makes way for sacred speech.

Ingenuity: Preaching as an Outsider #ad - With ingenuity, their language, lisa thompson offers deep insights for anyone seeking to enlarge their understanding, and their sense of lived experiences, and offers practical help through “In Practice” segments for those who preach. Written from the deep well of the spirituality of Black women, Thompson has given us a remarkable guide for what preaching should be and must be for the times we are in.

Accessible, probing, thoughtful, pastoral, prophetic—all come together in this text. A must read for anyone committed to faithful excellence in proclaiming the word. Emilie M. Ingenuity introduces a theology and practice of preaching that emerges from the faith and wisdom of black women.

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Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope

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Abingdon Press #ad - He offers an holistic approach, fully equipping the reader with the theological and practical resources needed to preach prophetically. It is an exploration of the african American prophetic rhetorical traditions in a manner that makes features of these traditions relevant to a broad audience beyond the African American traditions.

. Exodus preaching is the first of its kind. It provides readers a composite picture of the nature, meaning, and relevance of prophetic preaching as spoken Word of justice and hope in a society of growing pluralism and the world-shaping phenomenon of racial, economic and cultural diversity. African american preachers have distinctively invested great symbolic significance in the Exodus story, the messianic witness of Jesus, and the prophetic literature for developing and shaping prophetic sermons.

Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope #ad - Kenyatta gilbert demonstrates how four distinctive features of discourse can shape sermon preparation, for effective preaching in a period of intense social change, racial unrest, and violence. Gilbert includes dozens of practical suggestions and five practical exercises to equip the reader for preaching in new ways and in new environments.

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Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation Elements of Preaching Elements of Preaching

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Fortress Press #ad - These exercises may be used with groups or for individual en hancement of sermon delivery. Teresa L. The six chapters range from rationale to the importance of delivery and embodiment of the preached word. Delivering the sermon combines the latest research in communications, established homileticians, and homiletics with the author's own experience as a speech language pathologist to enable student preachers, speech pathology, and pastors alike to improve their effectiveness in preaching.

The book is keyed to online sermon samples and other Web-based features such as sermon illustrations and art at elementsofpreaching. Com. Suggestions and exercises for enhancing voice, diction and nonverbal engagement of the listener are included in each chapter. Fry brown here introduces preachers to the rationale and methods for effective use of voice and body in the animation of the word in the preaching moment.

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Journey & Promise of African American Preach Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling

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Fortress Press #ad - Martin Luther King Jr. This book examines all these strains of African American preaching and points to a theologically and socially responsible renewal of black churches and their pastoral, prophetic, and wisdom functions in their communities. Dr. In many communities, both black megachurches and storefront congregations have been infected by a so-called prosperity gospel, far removed from the liberatory gospel that has been a mark of the black church since the earliest incarnation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and most celebrated in the preaching and oratory of the Rev.

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I Believe I'll Testify: The Art of African American Preaching

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Westminster John Knox Press #ad - In past volumes, he has brought together great collections of African American preaching to showcase the best preaching from across the country. Cleo larue is one of the best-loved preachers and writers about preaching. Here he offers his own insights into what makes for great preaching. Filled with telling anecdotes, it also must go somewhere, LaRue's book recognizes that while great preaching comes from somewhere, so preachers need to use the most artful language to send the Word on its journey.

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The Certain Sound of the Trumpet: Crafting a Sermon of Authority

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Judson Pr #ad - Taylor. Proctor's years of proclaiming the word of God, pastoring, and effective classroom instruction to pastors, teachers, and seminarians make this a must read for even the seasoned pastor. Responded to the ongoing demand for a "how-to, " step-by-step approach to powerful sermon development. Foreword by Gardner C.

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