How to preach a biblical text that suggest a theological claim contrary to the Gospel? Preaching Against the Text is the provocative title of a workshop on Biblical preaching that explores this matter. Here are some resources for the workshop:
A list of recommended BOOKS about Preaching, Biblical Preaching & Bible Commentaries
From Text to Sermon with Philippians 1.1-6: A Latino/a Hispanic theological perspective.
Preaching Against the Text: Ronald J. Allen, “Preaching Against the Text” Encounter 48 no 1 (Winter 1987): 105-115.
The Laborers of the Vineyard: Pablo A. Jiménez, “The laborers of the Vineyard (Matthew 20.1-16): A Hispanic Homiletical Reading” Journal for Preachers 21 no 1 (Advent 1997): 35-40.
The Three-Steps System: Biblical Interpretation for Preaching: Handout on PDF format.
What Makes Preaching “Biblical”?: Short essay on PDF format.
Electronic Presentations (PDF format)
What Makes Preaching “Biblical”?: Biblical Preaching 101
The Three_Steps System: Biblical Preaching 102
Preaching Against the Text: Biblical Preaching 103
Preaching Biblical Narratives: Biblical Preaching 104
The following resources are on PDF format. You may download & use the forms as explained by Dr. Jiménez in class.
1. The Point of Contact: Key questions for Lectio Divina.
2. The Three-Step System: Key questions for a interpreting a biblical text for preaching.
3. Sermon Worksheet: Use this form to fashion sermon outlines.
4. Sermon Evaluation Sheet: Use this form to evaluate sermon, both in class and at church.
Watch! A sermon about Matthew 24.44
On mental slavery (Exodus 16)
The Aroma of Christ