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Training Preachers: A Guide to Teaching Homiletics
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Training Preachers: A Guide to Teaching Homiletics


Lexham Press 2019

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A Field Guide for Teaching Homiletics

There is a difference between knowing how to preach and knowing how to communicate that knowledge to others. Drawing from the wells of pedagogy and theology, Training Preachers shows teachers of homiletics how to educate preachers to skillfully and effectively present God’s word to their congregations.

Training Preachers presents the classroom-tested insights of several seasoned homiletics professors whose goal is to share their knowledge with preaching instructors ranging from novices to veterans. Expertly edited by Scott M. Gibson, this is a textbook on teaching preaching that is informed by Christian theology as well as cutting-edge pedagogical practices. The book enables those who teach preaching to holistically prepare to teach this subject to groups, conference gatherings, and classes in Bible colleges and seminaries.


  • Introduction to the Teaching of Preaching
  • The Place of Preaching Professors in Theological Education by Scott M. Gibson
  • An Apology for Learning Educational Theory by Patricia M. Batten
  • Help from Educational Theorists for the Teaching of Preaching by Victor Anderson
  • Teach so Students Can Learn: Teaching Preaching and Learning Styles by John V. Tornfelt
  • What a Freshly Minted Preaching Professor Needs to Know (Part 1) by Tony Merida
  • What a Freshly Minted Preaching Professor Needs to Know (Part 2) by Blake Newsom
  • Developing a Syllabus for a Homiletics Course by Sid Buzzell
  • Learning Levels and Instructional Intentions by Sid Buzzell
  • The Value of Feedback: Speaking the Truth in Love by Chris Rappazini
  • Teaching with Trajectory: Equipping Students for the Lifelong Journey of Learning to Preach by Timothy Bushfield
  • You Are an Educator by Scott M. Gibson

Product Details

  • Title: Training Preachers: A Guide to Teaching Homiletics
  • Editor: Scott M. Gibson
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Page Count: 256
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781683592068

About the Editor

Scott M. Gibson (DPhil, University of Oxford) holds the David E. Garland Chair of Preaching and is the director of the PhD in Preaching Program at Baylor University/Truett Seminary (Waco, TX). He is cofounder of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and the author or coauthor of several books on preaching.