The Worlds of the Preacher

Navigating Biblical, Cultural, and Personal Contexts

by SCOTT GIBSON (Author)Scott M. Gibson (Editor)Bryan Chapell (Foreword by)
  • Buy 10+ and save 35%


The Worlds of the Preacher helps students and pastors understand the worlds--biblical, cultural, and personal--that influence their preaching. Contributors include Victor D. Anderson, Jeffrey Arthurs, Patricia M. Batten, Scott M. Gibson, Matthew D. Kim, Duane Litfin, Steven D. Mathewson, Haddon W. Robinson, Donald R. Sunukjian, and Scott Wenig.

"Few, if any, have so positively influenced the work of preaching in recent memory as did Haddon Robinson, whose Biblical Preaching is a classic that has been and still is studied in countless colleges and seminaries. This volume is a tribute to Haddon in that his students and colleagues further develop his insights on the context of the preaching task. Anyone who preaches or teaches the Word of God will be blessed and encouraged by this outstanding volume."
--Michael Duduit, executive editor, Preaching magazine; Clamp Divinity School, Anderson University

"Gibson and his coauthors accurately capture the many-faceted contributions Haddon has made in the field of homiletics. Each author explores some essential part of Haddon's philosophy of preaching and brings the reader concrete help in forming and delivering sermons relevant to today's world. I highly recommend this book to preachers everywhere. Haddon's legacy is in good hands."
--Alice Mathews, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; author of Preaching That Speaks to Women

"Gibson's erudition, practical experience, and wisdom hand us a volume for our times. He has selected a top-tier panel of interpreters to help the reader navigate the crosscurrents that push and pull the contemporary proclaimer. Preaching has always been a complex task, and that challenge only escalates. This contribution gives a homiletical GPS for those who ride the pulpit in stormy weather."
--Joel C. Gregory, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University

"Here is a book on preaching that is different from most books on preaching. Effective preaching means living in the worlds of the Bible, contemporary culture, our hearers, and ourselves. When these intersect, the preacher is most effective. This is a welcome and insightful volume that will enhance your preaching and enrich your ministry."
--David L. Allen, Center for Expository Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary



Scott M. Gibson, Editor

Scott M. Gibson (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the David E. Garland Chair of Preaching and director of the PhD program in preaching at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. He previously served as the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry and director of the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is past president and cofounder of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and has served as a pastor or interim pastor in churches in Pennsylvania and New York. Gibson has written or edited numerous books on preaching, including The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching and Preaching with a Plan.

, Editor