Preachers are expected to “tell the story” in the African American tradition. Often this is a call to preach the familiar stories that we all have heard multiple times. Preaching familiar stories helps both the preacher and the people. The people know the story that you are seeking to interpret and the preacher does not have to go looking in obscure sections of the Bible for something to preach.
OK, let’s get into some sermon philosophy. The question for today, “Can you write a sermon down?” You may think so, but I am not talking about whether to use
An interesting question came in this week. When do you tell people the point of the sermon? Is it in the introduction or some other point of the sermon? In
Walter Brueggemann wrote: It is clear that the old “liberal habit” of a “social action agenda” has, of itself, little transformative power in the present church. It is equally clear
Like everyone else, I can easily fall into the trap of seeing what I have not done right. This can be problematic over the long haul. If you never look