On the Teaching of Preaching: The Use of Educational Theory and Christian Theology in Homiletics

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About the Author: 
Scott M. Gibson

Scott M. Gibson (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is The Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching; Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching; Director of Th.M. Program in Preaching; Director of the A.J. Gordon Guild at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous works, including The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching: Connecting the Bible to People; Preaching with a Plan: Sermon Strategies for Growing Mature Believers; Should We Use Someone Else’s Sermon? Preaching in a Cut and Paste World; Preaching the Old Testament; Preaching to a Shifting Culture: 12 Perspectives on Preaching That Connects, and Making a Difference in Preaching: Haddon Robinson on Biblical Preaching.

About the Book

This book enhances the training of preachers by using the insights from the field of pedagogy and applying them to homiletics.

The book’s purpose is to provide a textbook that specifically makes good use of the theology, philosophy, and practice of the teaching of preaching. The book enables those who teach preaching to consider the layers of preparation it takes to teach the subject of preaching well—to groups, to conference gatherings, to classes in Bible college and seminary settings.

It represents an advanced homiletics course textbook for those teaching homiletics, whether they are seasoned professors, Bible College faculty members, seminary faculty members, or those interested in the teaching task.

Each chapter includes study questions and bibliography.


1. The Important Place of Preaching Professors in Theological Education

     Scott M. Gibson

2. Apology for Learning Theory

    Patricia M. Batten

3. Help from Educational Theorists for the Teaching of Preaching

    Vic Anderson

4. Teach So Students Can Learn: Teaching Preaching and Learning Styles

     John V. Tornfelt

5. What a Freshly Minted Preaching Professor Needs to Know (Part 1)

   Tony Merida

6. What a Freshly Minted Preaching Professor Needs to Know (Part 2)

     Blake Newsom

7. The Development of a Course Syllabus for a Homiletics Course

     Sid Buzzell

8. Learning Levels and Instructional Intentions

     Sid Buzzell

9. The Value of Feedback

     Chris Rappazini

10. Teaching with Trajectory

      Timothy Bushfield

Post Script: You Are an Educator

       Scott M. Gibson

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