Preaching in an Age of Distraction

Preaching in an Age of Distraction
Author J. Ellsworth Kalas
Publisher INTER VARSITY PRESS
Publication Date 2/2014
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9780830841103
Retail Price $16.00
Discount Price $13.49 (16% discount)
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. - Proverbs 4:25-26 Preaching is difficult enough under the best of circumstances. But what are we to do when it seems that all of us--hearers and preachers alike--are constantly distracted? Veteran preacher and homiletics professor J. Ellsworth Kalas offers wise insights for effective preaching in an age of distraction. He examines how people have been distracted in every era and explores how God yet can meet people precisely at the point of their distraction. Regardless of whatever new technologies come our way, this call to pastoral attentiveness, creativity and excellence provides avenues for connecting with congregations with a countercultural clarity of focus. Rediscover how the proclamation of the Word still speaks profoundly to distracted hearers. Invite your congregation to a renewed attention to the things of God. Contents: Naming an Age, The Distracted Preacher, The Distracted Congregation, The Benefits of Distraction, Packaging and Distraction, The Insistent Power of Sermon Content, The Preacher's Secret Resources