The Shapes Sermons Take

Sermons develop in three major ways: deductively, semi-inductively or inductively. In the deductive arrangement, the idea is stated completely as part of the introduction to the sermon, and then the sermon deve...

The Dress of Thought

The preacher of Ecclesiastes waits until the conclusion to write down his credentials: "Not only was the Teacher wise," he says with unsettling candor, "but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered...