The Practices of Christian Preaching
Essentials for Effective Proclamation
by Jared E. Alcántara
Pub Date 17 Sep 2019
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Alcántara introduces the basics of Christian preaching and emphasizes the skills preachers must cultivate throughout their lives. He shows that preachers can learn effective preaching by paying keen attention to five key competencies: conviction, context, clarity, concreteness, and creativity. Featuring the perspectives of a diverse team of collaborators, The Practices of Christian Preaching is designed to prepare effective communicators for the church's multicultural future.
Call-outs in the book direct readers to a companion website for further information or practice. The online resources include audio and video sermons, video responses from the author, and contributions from collaborators, enabling Alcántara to coach students by showing them instead of just telling them. A Spanish language edition will be forthcoming.
“Rather than offering a method for preaching, Jared Alcántara promotes lifelong habits to develop through practice and over time. His fluid writing beautifully crosses over racial, ethnic, and other boundaries, valuing diversity and fresh perspectives. If every preacher would practice his Five Cs, assisted by the Spirit, the church would be stronger and the world would be a better place.”—Paul Scott Wilson, professor of homiletics, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto