Dialogical Preaching (part 3)
Letting the audience have a say in the sermonSee theme
This is part three of a three-part series. In part one, Bob Hyatt offered a cultural and historical apologetic for dialogue in preaching. In part two, he addressed some of the concerns people have with dialogical preaching. Now Hyatt paints a picture of what this approach to the sermon event looks like at The Evergreen Community and offers a few ideas for anyone who would like to introduce dialogue into his preaching.
PreachingToday.com: You have briefly summarized what a typical dialogical sermon looks like in your church. Please take a moment to show us the process in greater detail.
Bob Hyatt: Sunday really starts on the Monday before. We post the passage that we're going to walk through in an on-line forum, asking the whole community to read it, meditate on it, and begin to ask questions of it. Sometimes we get little participation in that forum. Other times, we get a ton. It depends on what grabs people's attention or how arresting the subject matter is. When the on-line forum doesn't ...