Session 4: Dialogical Preaching
This session will examine in greater detail the contemporary trend of dialogical preaching. Pastors will consider the theology that guides this style of preaching and then examine a wide variety of ways in which dialogical preaching can foster a more vibrant ministry of the word in a congregation.
Session 3: Transformational Preaching — Narrative
This session will examine in greater detail the contemporary trend of narrative preaching. We will consider the development of a storied sermon moving from the art of reading the stories of Scripture to the art of preaching them.
Session 2: Kerygmatic Preaching
This session will examine in greater detail the art of integrating law and gospel into preaching. We will consider contemporary challenges to law/gospel proclamation and the fundamentals that guide our proclamation of Christ.
Session 1: An Overview of Recent Trends in Preaching
This session will offer an overview of the varied practices of contemporary preaching: confessional preaching; kerygmatic preaching; transformational preaching; and dialogical preaching. Using a sample text, preachers will see what a sermon would look like in each of four different types of preaching and consider both the values and the challenges each type poses for the preacher.
In this episode, we visit with Greg Anderson, president of Inspiration Point Christian Retreat Center (Clitheral, MN). Greg has worked with young adults for nearly 30 years, and shares his insights on the millennial generation and how to best minister to them.
In this episode, Dr. Pribbenow and Dr. Berge sit down with Dr. Ryan Nilsen, pastor of Praise Christian Fellowship and Executive Director of Fifth Act Church Planting, and discuss a class he just finished teaching at LBS called “Church Planting and Revitalization.” In this discussion we briefly recap the class as we also talk about issues important to the health and vitality of pastors and of churches.
This is the first podcast in a periodic series we’re calling the “five foot shelf” series. In this episode we consider foundational book resources that every pastor/preacher should have on his (five-foot) shelf of resources. Dr. Pribbenow and Dr. Berge consider resources for the beginner, novice, and (still in need of a refresh) seasoned preacher.
Books cited in this episode:
Edward O. Grimenstein, A Lutheran Primer for Preaching (St. Louis: Concordia, 2015)
Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005)
Timothy Keller, Preaching (New York: Penguin Books,2016)
Haddon Robinson, Biblical Preaching (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014)
Jacob A. O. Preus, Just Words (St. Louis: Concordia, 2000)
Eugene Lowry, The Sermon (Nashville: Abingdon, 1997)
Francis Rossow, Preaching the Creative Gospel Creatively (St. Louis: Concordia, 1983)
Buttrick, Homiletic Moves and Structures (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1987)
There may be few topics that strike equal amounts of excitement in NEW seminary students, and guilt in GRADUATED seminary students, than the use of the Bible’s original languages, In this episode of EWRW, Dr. Pribbenow and Dr. Berge explain why knowing and using the original languages is important, and offer some practical suggestions on how to maintain and grow your use of them for preaching and teaching.
Grk NT Reader’s Bible: https://www.amazon.com/Readers-Greek-New-Testament-Third/dp/0310516803/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531422618&sr=8-1&keywords=readers+new+testament+greek
Heb Reader’s Bible: https://www.amazon.com/Readers-Hebrew-Bible-Philip-Brown/dp/0310269741/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531422681&sr=1-2&keywords=readers+old+testament+hebrew
In this final episode of our “Worship Essentials” series, Dr. Berge and Dr. Pribbenow discuss issues of music evaluation and selection. They end with a few suggestions for how to foster strong singing in your congregation.