Preaching with Cultural Intelligence

Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons

by Matthew D. Kim (Author)MATTHEW KIM (Author)
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"An important book for pastors"

"Kim writes with the sensitivity of a pastor, the experience of a multicultural minority person, and the knowledge of an experienced homiletics professor--a wonderful combination for helping us think through what is needed to bring knowledge of hermeneutics, humans, and homiletics to bear on the task of preaching in a world of rapidly integrating cultures."
--Bryan Chapell, senior pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church; author of Christ-Centered Preaching

"In this brave, vulnerable book, Kim reminds us that homiletics also includes diverse humans, both preachers and listeners. This is an essential text for anyone who takes seriously the call to love our neighbors through preaching, regardless of denominations, ethnicities, genders, locations, and religions."
--Luke A. Powery, dean, Duke University Chapel

"I couldn't be more thrilled to commend this book to preachers everywhere. Kim takes the science behind our work in cultural intelligence and brings it to life to help preachers share the greatest news of all. Rooted in research and made practical with specific biblical texts and application points, this book should be read by any preacher wishing to communicate effectively with the twenty-first-century congregation."
--David Livermore, author and thought leader on cultural intelligence and global leadership

"Kim wisely and adeptly sensitizes preachers to the unexamined cultural and sociological assumptions that inevitably drive their preaching. This is a thoughtful, insightful book that offers more than mere homiletical technique--an important book for pastors."
--Gerald Hiestand, executive director, Center for Pastor Theologians; senior associate pastor, Calvary Memorial Church

"As an 'Other' myself--in more ways than one--I found Kim's book to have touched on an issue worth serious consideration by every preacher. This work will start us on the process of becoming more culturally intelligent, whether we are preaching in South Hamilton or South Korea, New York or New Delhi."
--Abraham Kuruvilla, Dallas Theological Seminary

"Preachers have been waiting for a smart book on cultural intelligence. Let's face it, we've been behind the ball when it comes to really understanding the cultural diversity of our listeners. Kim brings us up to speed and gives us practical ways to use cultural intelligence."
--Patricia Batten, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Contributors

Matthew D. Kim, Author

Matthew D. Kim (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of preaching and ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, and is a past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He has over fifteen years of preaching and teaching experience and is the author of several books, including 7 Lessons for New Pastors: Your First Year in Ministry.

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MATTHEW KIM, Author