Preaching to Head and Heart

ll of us who regularly preach will agree that each week we undertake a journey that involves our heads and our hearts. We may identify the longest part of that journey differently. For some of us the longest journey is from the head to ...

Preaching to Head and Heart

Preachers have long been faced with two options. On the one hand they can appeal to their congregations’ intellects, teaching them the substance of the faith from the pulpit. On the other they can seek to stir their hearers’ emotions, wooing or warning them with the gospel. Usually we reserve these two forms of preaching for different tasks or audiences. If you are preaching an evangelistic message to the unchurned, then your preaching style will draw more heavily on the emotional aspects. If you are leading the faithful into a deeper grasp of the Christian message, then you will more likely draw on the intellectual components of preaching. While most preachers know that the choice between the head and the heart is a false one, they often don’t know how to bring the two together effectively. In this book Thomas Swears offers detailed, practical advice on how to preach to both head and heart. He shows how both emotions and intellect function any time one tried to convey meaning from the pulpit, regardless of the kind of message one is preaching. Without abandoning the conventional wisdom on evangelistic vs. teaching sermons, he nonetheless insists that preaching with integrity—in which the Word is truly embodied—will always involve the whole person and personality of both the preacher and the congregation.

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Heads or Hearts
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Paul Johnston
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-01 - Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

Maverick ex-cop Quint Dalrymple returns to investigate a series of gruesome murders in a near-future independent Edinburgh. Independent Edinburgh, 2033. The Council of City Guardians has been forced to relax its grip on citizens and the borders are no longer secure. Then a human heart is found on a football
Preaching to Head and Heart
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Thomas R. Swears
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-26 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Preachers have long been faced with two options. On the one hand they can appeal to their congregations’ intellects, teaching them the substance of the faith from the pulpit. On the other they can seek to stir their hearers’ emotions, wooing or warning them with the gospel. Usually we reserve
Head and Heart
Language: en
Pages: 430
Authors: Mary Storm
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-12 - Publisher: Routledge

An extensive study of self-sacrificial images in Indian art, this book examines concepts such as head-offering, human sacrifice, blood, suicide, valour, self-immolation, and self-giving in the context of religion and politics to explore why these images were produced and how they became paradigms of heroism.
HEAD AND HEART
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Charles RedCloud and Averella Gerren
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-15 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Books about HEAD AND HEART
Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart
Language: en
Pages: 452
Authors: Bob Dowell
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-09 - Publisher: WestBow Press

Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart provides readers a forum for more fully comprehending the Bible. Each book of the Bible tells a story that relates to the larger story, and to understand each book’s story, it is important to understand the larger story, and vice versa. To do so,