Creativity in Preaching (Craft of Preaching Series)

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Sunday morning worship is often the last place we look for or want creativity, and the sermon least of all. Even those who consider themselves "creative" may not know how to use their imagination in purposeful and appropriate ways in preaching. But there is no single best way to preach. And that is what Grant Howard's book, CREATIVITY IN PREACHING, is about. There are different and interesting means to present the message of the gospel without perverting the truth or affronting the Revealer. Imagine an interview about the spirit world with Dirk the Demon. Consider the voice of a "conscience" coming through the PA system. How about a question in this week's bulletin that primes people for next week's sermon? These are just a few examples of the various means preachers can use to illustrate a sermon text and apply God's Word to the congregation's lifesetting and workaday world. Some preachers need to understand the whys of creativity. Others need ideas to get their creative juices flowing without being clever, cute, or weird. Grant Howard meets both needs in this fascinating and helpful book. Better preaching makes better churches. Creative preaching makes motivated congregations. Can you imagine...? How about...? Consider what would happen if...sermons really were the highlight on Sunday morning. Dr. J. Grant Howard is Professor of Pastoral Theology at Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, OR.

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