Dying to Preach: Embracing the Cross in the Pulpit

Artist: Steven Smith

Book

Barcode: 9780825438974

Release date: 10/01/2009

£5.23 (was £9.99)

Drawing inspiration from the seminal preacher, the apostle Paul, Steven W. Smith takes a fresh look not just at the how of preaching, but at the whys. In 2 Corinthians 4:12, Paul describes the philosophy of his ministry as death in us, but life in you. Building on this scriptural framework, Steve Smith illustrates the theology of preaching through the metaphor of vicarious suffering, dying so that others might live. As he elaborates the intersection of the cross and the pulpit, Smith shows why the preacher must die to self, die for others, and die in Christ so that congregations may live.

From the Back Cover
Drawing inspiration from the seminal preacher, Paul, Steven Smith has taken a fresh look at the why's of preaching in Dying to Preach. In 2 Corinthians 4:12, Paul describes the philosophy of his ministry as "death in us, but life in you." Building on this scriptural framework, Steve Smith illustrates the theology of preaching through the metaphor of vicarious suffering, dying so that others might live. As he elaborates the intersection of the cross and the pulpit, Smith shows why the preacher must die to self, die for others, and die in Christ so that congregations may live.

About the Author
Steven W. Smith is assistant professor of preaching, associate dean for the professional doctoral program, and James T. Draper, Jr., Chair of Pastoral Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and He is also a member of the Evangelical Homiletical Society.