In Season and Out of Season: Crafting Sermons for All Occasions
Number of pages: 256
A book to fill preachers with gratitude for the privilege of the calling.
Preaching is an essential component of priestly ministry and a means of pastoral engagement within the community, incarnating the holy and the eternal in the local and the now, and articulating the prophetic voice of the Church. It is a high calling, and preachers rightly feel daunted by it.
This wise, elegant and practical companion, illustrated with examples of sermon texts, offers a rich doctrine of preaching in the Anglican tradition that will inspire confidence and hone skills. It explores key aspects of preaching, including:
-Scripture as the heart of all preaching
-Preaching as mission and engagement with the wider world
-Preaching to all ages--the use of story
-Preaching and rites of passage--baptisms, weddings and funerals
-Preaching through the liturgical year, including festivals
For beginners and seasoned preachers alike, this resource will provide inspiration over and over again.