It is almost ten years since I first read Lowry’s The Homiletical Plot. It was in preparation to teach an elective course for our two week “Winterim.” The “aha!. The Homiletical Plot provides a plotline for narrative sermons which suggests the preacher might typically move through five discernible stages. The Homiletical Plot The Sermon as Narrative Art Form a.k.a. “The Lowry Loop” by Eugene L. Lowry A book summary by Rob Guenther.

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What line does everyone usually seem to pass by and read without noticing? What consequences can be anticipated as a result of this intersection of gospel and human predicament?

I think it would be a dream come hoiletical true to spend a semester with Lowry, Craddock, Long, or Robinson to learn from them directly. The Homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition: Click here pkot sign up. The Homiletical Plot provides a plotline for narrative sermons which suggests the preacher might typically move through five discernible stages in a narrative sermon. This is how I echo back to the book.

None of these are attempts to be clever, but allowing yourself to take off the blinders and to be surprised by the gospel. Press things into specificity. I like to study, learn, and critique books throughout my Christian, Lutheran, worldview. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I hope you will give answers to it.

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Tell the story to set up the punchline. Help Center Find new research papers in: You homiletifal it away!

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Find the problem homilettical human experience. The Gospel itself is a reversal. Whether or not you have read much from New Homiletic writers, Lowry is well worth reading.

References to this book Sharing the Word: Contents The Sermon as Narrative. But stage four whee!

Review: The Homiletical Plot, by Eugene Lowry

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Some tell the story of getting from the hotel to the market, but never say what city they were in. The discerning pastor should take the salient points found within this book indeed, they are numerous and apply it to preaching narrative texts and parabolic material. Look at cultural context. The cure must always fit the disease. All this is to say that this summary is not really a substitute for reading the book yourself. Why do the translations do what they do? My library Help Advanced Book Search.

May 12, homileticwl 5: It is relatively short pp yet has many strengths. Print this page Email this page Display this page. What is seen, heard, smelled, felt, tasted? Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. In the movement from “itch to scratch,” we hope you too will sense the abundant richness of God’s good news, homiletifal the wounds of our troubled world. Then keep the why, why, why in the sermon.


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But it gives us all plenty to think about! Lowry, The Homiletical PlotExpanded Edition follows in the same solid tradition of its predecessor. There are two kinds of preachers. What—in light of the intersection of human condition with the gospel—can be expected, should be done, or now is possilbe?

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Skip to main content. Give the details and the big picture. This book will appeal to a broad spectrum of Christendom, and deliberately so, but some of us may feel the need to translate some of its teaching into our paradigm.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Look to the Greek and Hebrew and other translations. I just finished reading this book.