Rhetorical Criticism: Studying and Preaching 1 Corinthians 4:18-5:13

26 Jan

This paper makes use of rhetorical criticism on a difficult, non-narrative text: 1 Cor. 4.18-5.13, the situation of a person within the Corinthian church caught up in severe sexual immorality. Paul, as the founder of the church and its pastoral … Read More »

Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism: Useful for Preaching?

26 Jan

What exactly is “rhetorical criticism”? In order to define and understand this discipline, one must go back to the definition of rhetoric itself, which is primarily drawn from Aristotle‚Äôs Rhetoric. Aristotle stated that rhetoric has to do with the concept … Read More »

Ezekiel 15: A Rhetorical-Critical Biblical Study

26 Jan

For anyone attempting to study the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, this is a very difficult endeavor indeed. In this study, I’ve made use of the disciplines of narratology and rhetorical criticism of a fairly short chapter in the book … Read More »

Ezekiel Chapter 15: A Narrative Sermon and Critical Evaluation

26 Jan

This paper is an example of how to construct a narrative sermon based on a prophetic text, that of Ezekiel 15. It begins by exploring the hoped-for outcomes of the sermon, then proceeds to give the narrative sermon as a … Read More »

Welcome to the Preacher’s Forum

16 Sep

The aim of the Preacher’s Forum is to explore dialogue related to the future of preaching in an increasingly postmodern context. There are specifically two “streams” of thought related to preaching today: the first involves addressing the changes that preaching … Read More »