Craft of Preaching 2020

Preaching About the Bible with Matthew Skinner



October 26th, 2020  •  53 mins 46 secs  •  Download (24.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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This workshop was given at the virtual 2020 Craft of Preaching. Sermons aren’t lectures. Yet every sermon is a teaching event in which preachers implicitly and explicitly sow ideas about what kind of book the Bible is and how it is supposed to be read. How can our sermons, without becoming lectures, guide congregations toward thoughtful ways of thinking about the Bible and what kinds of “authority” we might attach to it? Especially now, when our congregants are so isolated and our public life is so polarizing, how can we craft sermons that help people see the value of taking a variety of perspectives into account when reading and thinking about the scriptures?