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A Glance Inside: Introduction
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"What I propose here is a new approach to preaching funerals," pastor, scholar, and author Peter Wherry explains, an approach that is pastoral, holistic, and healing. In this new book, pastors and preachers will discover more than conventional homiletics theory about mechanics and methodology. In it, the author envisions anew the content of preaching in the shadow of death. Learn to transform the moment into an incarnational engagement between the grieving individuals and the risen Christ.
Chapters include practical wisdom about:
• How "preaching" begins long before the funeral service starts• Embracing the funeral as a teachable moment• How to make the most of sermon structure in funeral preaching
Features sample sermons from:
• Claude R. Alexander Jr.• Brad Braxton• Nathan Dell• Debra Haggins• Toney L. McNair Jr.• Gregory K. Moss• Peter M. Wherry• Mary H. Young
Intended both for seminarians and scholars as well as for pastors who crave an accessible but substantial resource for priming the pump for preaching when the burden of grief and the busyness of ministry cause inspiration to run dry.
Peter M. Wherry, MDiv, DMin, currently serves as pastor of Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. In more than thirty years of ministry, he has had experience in a wide variety of settings, as pastor, preacher, professor, and musician. He has ministered internationally and preached from coast to coast in the United States. He has taught courses at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology in Richmond, Virginia, and he serves as doctoral advisor at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina.
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