Preaching That Speaks to Women

ISBN-10: 080102367X
ISBN-13: 9780801023675
Edition: 2003
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Description: In most twenty-first century congregations, women outnumber men by as much as fifty percent or more. Unfortunately, masculine anecdotes and a lack of understanding of the different ways women and men listen, learn, and perceive ideas of leadership  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

In most twenty-first century congregations, women outnumber men by as much as fifty percent or more. Unfortunately, masculine anecdotes and a lack of understanding of the different ways women and men listen, learn, and perceive ideas of leadership and power leave many women feeling detached from the messages conveyed from the pulpit. How can a pastor effectively minister to both men and women? How do the ways in which women understand sermons differ from those of men? Preaching That Speaks to Women invites preachers to consider how gender affects the way sermons are understood and calls them to preaching that relates to the entire congregation. Drawing from her experience as a teacher of ministry students, as well as her experience as a missionary, conference speaker, and radio Bible teacher, Alice Mathews explores both the myths and legitimate boundaries for speaking about women as listeners. She considers the ways women think about themselves, make ethical decisions, handle stress, learn, and view leadership and power and applies the results to the task of preaching. Mathews advocates effective preaching that does not ignore women or merely typecast women in narrowly defined roles.

Haddon Robinson (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, MA, Southern Methodist University, PhD, University of Illinois) is the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and he is widely regarded as an expert in the area of preaching.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Is It True That Men Are from Mars and Women Are from Venus?
Preaching for Moral Decision-Making
Preaching for Psychological Wholeness
How Do We Know What We Know?
Modern and Postmodern Listeners
Women, Spirituality, and Issues of Faith
Women and Issues of Power
Leadership with a Difference
Women, Roles, and a Biblical Identity
Understanding Women as Listeners
Notes
Index

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