From the Back Cover
Preaching Re-Imagined The Role of the Sermon in Communities of Faith Imagine for a moment
that you can forget almost everything youve ever read, ever heard, ever been taught about preaching. Somehow, everything is new; nothing is impossible. Imagine ifwith the Holy Spirits workingmissional communities could be formed, vibrant stories could be told and retold for generations, in new and ever vivid manners of communication. emergentYS author and pastor Doug Pagitt offers an invitation to the kind of preaching that "creates followers of God who serve the world well and live the invitation to the rhythm of God." He introduces you to an approach to engaging the Bible with a focus on three questions: What kind of communities are we forming? (Sociology) What story are we telling? (Theology) How can we tell it more effectively? (Communication) These questions are engaged through the introduction of Progressional Implicatory Preaching. This insightful combination of both theory and practical advice will open the floodgates of your imagination to once again dream big dreams for your church. Envision preaching beyond speechmaking as an agent in the creation of Christian communities and take a hopeful look toward new approaches to encouraging the spiritual formation of your church body. * Includes study/discussion questions
About the Author
Doug Pagitt (BA Bethel College, MA Bethel Seminary) is pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis. He is part of the leadership of Emergent: a generative friendship among missional Christian leaders. Doug is married to Shelley and they are parents of four children, and is author of Preaching Re-Imagined, Church Re-Imagined, and BodyPrayer.