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Preaching at the Crossroads

Preaching at the Crossroads

How the World -- and Our Preaching -- Is Changing

by David J. Lose

"In a crowded marketplace of sermonic gimmicks and quick-fixes, Lose holds instead to a vision of preaching that is profoundly theological and centered on the gospel."

—Thomas G. Long, Candler School of Theology

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About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Filled with lucid analysis and practical suggestions, Preaching at the Crossroads invites preachers to reclaim the art of preaching the timeless Gospel in a timely and compelling manner.

Preaching at the Crossroads: Read an Excerpt

Preaching at the Crossroads: Read an Excerpt

David J. Lose

"While I am sometimes daunted by the challenges of this strange new world, I have also come to take great delight in it, reveling in its mystery and energized by the opportunities it presents."

Praise for Preaching at the Crossroads

Praise for Preaching at the Crossroads

"David Lose provides a brilliant cultural GPS for preachers who need help navigating the often bewildering claims of a post-Christian world." Read what Paul Scott Wilson and others are saying about the new book.

Preaching Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

Preaching Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

David J. Lose

I invite you to consider how your preaching throughout this season invites us to dwell in the mood of each season, first anticipating, then celebrating, and finally reveling in the story of God. 

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Preaching as an Adventure of the Spirit

Preaching as an Adventure of the Spirit

Bruce Epperly

David Lose has done a great service to preachers. We must preach prayerfully – contemplatives who open our eyes to the rapid changes around us.  

Transcendant Hope

Transcendant Hope

Erin Wathen

Rather than bemoaning the exodus of ‘young people’ from Church, Lose takes a much broader, multi-layered look into all the ways the church is losing ground in people’s lives. 

Supernatural Preaching

Supernatural Preaching

Frank Viola

One thing I’d add is that effective preaching is not just a matter of knowing one’s audience and the mindsets that govern them. While this is helpful, it’s not enough.

Rethinking Preaching

Rethinking Preaching

Adam Walker Cleaveland

David Lose‘s book reminded me of the privilege that it is to serve as a pastor, and reading it got me excited again about preaching.

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Preaching at the Crossroads: A Conversation with 4 Pastors on the Future of Preaching

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