Apologetic Preaching

Proclaiming Christ to a Postmodern World

by Craig A. Loscalzo

Apologetic Preaching
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  • Length: 138 pages
  • Published: March 14, 2000
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1575-3
  • Item Code: 1575
  • Case Quantity: 72
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How can we preach when traditional approaches no longer work?

While dealing with apologetic issues about relativism and faith was once reserved for non-Christians, today even regular churchgoers have questions that need to be addressed. But not only do they have questions, they often seem to have a totally different mindset of skepticism and doubt that resists authoritative presentations of the truth of Scripture.

How can we preach about godly behavior when people appear oblivious to moral moorings? How can we talk about sin, evil, judgment and commitment in an era of political correctness? How can we draw people to true supernatural reality when a wide array of competing spiritual experiences beckons them in books, movies and alternative religions?

These are the challenges that Craig Loscalzo meets in this down-to-earth book. While giving straightforward explanations of the changes taking place all around us, he shows and tells concretely how to communicate clearly and compellingly. Brief sample sermons at the end of each chapter flesh out the principles he presents.

In this book you'll discover what it means to

  • proclaim mystery in an age of information
  • proclaim hope in an era of skepticism
  • proclaim confidence in a time of doubt
  • proclaim truth in a climate of relativism
  • proclaim Jesus Christ in a postmodern world

Here is a book for everyone who wants to proclaim the certainty of God's Word in an era of change.

"As the church awakens to a new era, the preacher must approach the pulpit with a new tactic, one not limited to the traditional, linear, reason-based explanation of the gospel. Apolgetic Preaching . . . is both a tour guide's orientation to postmodernism and a manual for reclaiming the apologetic role of the pulpit. . . . [It] has much to offer preachers who 'take seriously the intersection between idioms of the age and the theological verities of Christian faith.'"

Leadership (Fall 2000)
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CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
1. Apologizing for God: Apologetic Preaching to a Postmodern World
2. Proclaiming Mystery in an Age of Information
3. Proclaiming Hope in an Era of Skepticism
4. Proclaiming Confidence in a Time of Doubt
5. Proclaiming Truth in a Climate of Relativism
6. Proclaiming Jesus Christ to a Postmodern World
7. How to Apologize Without Saying You're Sorry
Notes
Index

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Loscalzo (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Previously he was associate professor of Christian preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

Visit the website for Loscalzo's church.

BY Craig A. Loscalzo

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