Seventy-five years ago, renowned preacher Harry Emerson Fosdick asked, in "Harper's" magazine, "What's the matter with preaching?" Fosdick's question is even more relevant today, as both pastors and laity acknowledge the need for improvement in Sunday mornings sermons. And who better for pastors and students to learn from than those who already do it well? The contributors to this book are a who's who of the best and most thoughtful preachers in the church and classroom today. In their essays, they assess the state of preaching today, identify a variety of issues that challenge effective preaching, and offer helpful suggestions for what can be done to improve preaching. In the process, they help to define what effective preaching is. This book will be extraordinarily helpful to both pastors and students. Fosdick's original essay is also included. Contributors: Thomas G. Long, Barbara Brown Taylor, Cleophus J. Larue, Marva J. Dawn, Fred Craddock, David Buttrick! , Anna Carter Florence, Eugene L. Lowry, David Bartlett, Mike Graves, and Ernest T. Campbell.
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