It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book that really got me excited about being a pastor. Not that I don’t like being a pastor; that isn’t it. But David Lose‘s Preaching at the Crossroads reminded me of the privilege that it is to serve as a pastor, and reading it got me excited again about preaching.
Back in May, I wrote a few posts about rethinking preaching:
- The Flipped Sermon
- Rethinking Preaching: Seminary Killed my Style – Now What?
- Rethinking Preaching: Monological vs Dialogical Preaching
- Rethinking Preaching: PechaKucha Preaching
- Rethinking Preaching: Starting Fresh with a Blank Slate
While I’ve been doing some pretty standard preaching (with a few exceptions) for the past couple years, and I certainly haven’t strayed from my manuscript since coming to Winnetka Presbyterian Church, I really believe we need to rethink the whole preaching enterprise, and reading Lose’s Preaching at the Crossroads only solidified that belief for me and got me excited to start working on figuring out what a new model of preaching might look like for me in my current context.