A healthy congregation isn’t monolithic. Like the kingdom of God, it likely includes people of various ages, personalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and cultures. And, hopefully, on a given Sunday, it includes the spiritually curious—those who don’t yet believe in Jesus but are interested in learning more. This variety brings great glory to God, but it can also pose an immense challenge for preaching. How can a pastor effectively connect God’s Word to so many different listeners—all in one sermon? These new and recent books equip pastors to take on this challenge.
Preaching to a Divided Nation: A Seven-Step Model for Promoting Reconciliation and Unity by Matthew D. Kim and Paul A. Hoffman (Baker)
Preachers in North America face an enormous challenge today: People both inside and outside the church are divided over ethnic, racial, gender, and political issues. How can preachers faithfully proclaim the gospel and promote peace and healing in a church and society ...1