Seasoned pastor and educator James Shaddix presents pastors and listeners with a philosophical and theological argument for encountering God’s voice with integrity. He gives special attention to theological subjects such as the nature of revelation, the role of persuasion, and the effectual work of God’s Word. Crucial areas Shaddix focuses on are the biblical foundation, philosophical framework, and practical implications for shaping individual listeners and congregations into the image of Jesus. He also addresses numerous neglected subjects such as the purpose of the Bible, the unique roles of the pastoral preacher and his listeners, and the responsibility of preaching and listening for community development. For Shaddix, the preaching event is not primarily about sermon-making, but about proclaiming the Word of God rightly so that He gets the glory.
Jim Shaddix serves as the Senior Pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Denver, CO. He was Associate Professor of Preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and directed both the Professional Doctoral and Field Education programs at the seminary. He earned a B.S. in Education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, an M.Div. and D.Min. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He acquired a Ph.D. in Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the co-author of Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons.