Sermons that introduce a new paradigm for effective preaching today.
What role does the sermon play in the life of the church? How does one preach on the basis of Scripture as canon? What aspects of preaching are crucial for a renaissance of proclamation in the community of faith today? This volume answers, by way of example, these and other questions central to the task of Christian preaching.
Building on Brevard Childs’s theological perspective on canon, Paul McGlasson’s highly original book addresses the relation of Scripture and contemporary proclamation through the week-to-week experience of preaching in a local church. The sermons included in this collection are not only gems in their own right but also illustrate a new theology of proclamation for other preachers seeking practical help in formulating sermons that bring Scripture to bear on the challenges of modern life.