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EHS Digest (part one)

A summary of papers presented at the 2000 Evangelical Homiletics Society convention

The Evangelical Homiletics Society met in fall 2000 on the campus of Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo, Florida, and professors and pastors delivered 20 papers — some heavy on the theoretical side, others on the practical. Each year I come away from these conferences with a heavier preaching toolbox. What follows is the second installment of my attempt to compile some of the more practical help gleaned from three of the papers (click here for part 2).

Biblical Storytelling and the Didactic Passage

Dale G. Durie
Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota

Abstract: This paper explores how biblical storytelling can be used to bring to life the vibrant story that lies just beneath the surface of many an epistolary passage. It presents a brief case for the use of biblical storytelling in a sermon derived from a didactic passage, touches on sources for storytelling, and offers abuses to avoid.

It is clear from the fourteen uses of the word imagination (or imagine) in this paper ...

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