Whatever Happened to Delight?: Preaching the Gospel in Poetry and Parables

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Preaching is an art, J. Barrie Shepherd argues, and the sermon is an art form, an exercise in creativity and imagination. But all too often preaching suffers from a lack of imagination and a loss of the joy and wonder that attracted the crowds to Jesus' words two thousand years ago. In this book, based on his 2003 Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School, Shepherd hopes to encourage the preacher toward a more creative vision for the sermon. His approach is spontaneous, eclectic, intuitive, and daring. Shepherd's purpose is ...

Whatever Happened to Delight?: Preaching the Gospel in Poetry and Parables 2006, Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN-13: 9780664227814

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