Shaping the Sermon: Meaning, Engagement and Delight

Adrian Lane

Abstract: Preachers often struggle with their sermon’s shape. Moreover, lack of careful consideration of shape may mean exposition is not as faithful to the biblical text as one would hope. This introductory article is designed to help preachers in this process by considering the dynamic creative spiritual work of moving from text to shape, and by examining a range of shapes so that the shape of the sermon is not only faithful to the text, but also facilitates the communication of meaning, engagement and delight.

This article was first published in Churchman, Volume 132 No. 3 (Autumn 2018), 237-252.

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