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Readings for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists

, 2013
ISBN: 9780802870773


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In Reading for Preaching Cornelius Plantinga claims preachers who read widely will most likely become better preachers. He argues that good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God. Good reading can also help tune the preacher’s ear for language—his primary tool. General reading can enlarge the preacher’s sympathies for people and situations that she or he had previously known nothing about. And, above all, the preacher who reads widely has the chance to become wise.

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  • Introduction to the Conversation
  • Attentive Illustrations
  • Tuning the Preacher’s Ear
  • Whatever You Get, Get Wisdom
  • Wisdom on the Variousness of Life
  • Wisdom on Sin and Grace
Jesus once said we are to love God with all our mind—I know of no one who does this better than Neal Plantinga. He seems to be incapable of crafting an uninteresting or unedifying sentence. To be able to learn from him how to stock a mind for greater preaching is beyond price. Whatever this book costs, it’s not enough.

John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Plantinga’s sympathetic understanding of the preacher’s ‘daunting task,’ combined with his concrete guidance for enhancing homiletic skill, makes this a valuable resource for new and veteran preachers alike.

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  • Title: Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists
  • Author: Cornelius Plantinga
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 147
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Preaching; Books and reading › Religious aspects--Christianity; Christianity and literature
  • ISBN: 9780802870773
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-03-24T22:29:28Z

Cornelius Plantinga is a Christian theologian and is President and Charles W. Colson Professor of Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. Plantinga has an AB from Calvin College (1967), a BD from Calvin Theological Seminary (1971), and a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary (1982). His dissertation was The Hodgson-Welch Debate and the Social Analogy of the Trinity. Plantinga is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, and is the brother of the Christian philosopher, Alvin Plantinga. Cornelius is also an avid defender of social trinitarianism.

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