Preaching Resources for LPTS Students, Alums, and Friends
Welcome Alumni/ae, Current Students and Friends of LPTS!
It is summertime! Starting this week, I will be teaching a class entitled "Performance in Preaching." In this class we will work on techniques and approaches that will help us embody scripture and story effectively.
In the last week in June, I will co-teach a class for the ACTS DMin program in Chicago. The topic of the class is "Prophetic Preaching and the Reign of God."
All of this will keep me busy. As topics and experiences arise that can be beneficial to many, I will blog about them.
Have Great Summer!
Very often when we think of the word "performance" we think of the theater, either in a local live-venue or on the big screen. We think of actors bringing characters to life with great skill and depth -- drawing us into a world often far different than our own. Through their embodiment of characters and space, they beckon us into a journey that offers us an opportunity to escape the circumstances and concerns of our own lives, if only for a while, by entering into the lives of others.…Continue
In our weekly (or thereabouts) chat in African American Prophetic Preaching we discussed why African American and Hispanic faces are always depicted when the subject of poverty is discussed in the media. There are, numerically speaking, more poor people who are white than are African American or Hispanic in the United States. So why are African Americans and Hispanics pictured when the subject of poverty is addressed? Are the needs of poor white people being ignored? Some people on chat…Continue
On Sunday night, members of the African American Prophetic Preaching class chatted about theology. Theology is the substance of our preaching. It communicates to the listeners who God is and what God is doing in the world. As preachers we must always be intentional about the theology we communicate. When we considered what the kingdom of God looks like, one person wrote that "It looks like the King is alive and well and surprising us. It is about Christ's continued action among us." This…Continue
Earlier this year when I saw the video of Balitmore Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his unconscious, then, girlfriend out of an elevator, I was shocked. What was even more shocking was the Raven's and the NFL's response. Rice was suspended for two games. Apparently he made the case that the violence was somehow mutually inflicted and that he was somehow defending himself. He also apologized publicly and subsequently married his victim, Janay Palmer. In subsequent months he was only…Continue
Toastmasters International is a volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to help people improve their public speaking skills. At monthly meetings members have opportunities to present prepared speeches with many different objectives and receive critical and constructive feedback on both content and delivery. Members also have opportunities to practice their extemporaneous speaking skills when asked to speak for one or two minutes on a of subject they may or may not be knowledgeable without advanced notice.
Actively participating in a Toastmasters Club is a wonderful way for preachers to continually improve upon their public speaking skills. The membership fee is inexpensive ($80/year). Many clubs only meet twice a month. If you would like more information about Toastmasters click on the link below. Hope to see you at a meeting!
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