Preaching that speaks to women / Alice P. Mathews ; foreword by Haddon W. Robinson.Material type: TextPublication details: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, ©2003.Description: 188 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
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- BV4235.W65 M38 2003
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Is it true that men are from Mars and women are from Venus? -- Preaching for moral decision-making -- Preaching for psychological wholeness -- How do we know what we know? -- Modern and postmodern listeners -- Women, spirituality, and issues of faith -- Women and issues of power -- Leadership with a difference -- Women, roles, and a biblical identity -- Understanding women as listeners.
In most twenty-first century congregations, women outnumber men. Unfortunately, masculine anecdotes still dominate many sermons and many church leaders don't understand the differences in the ways women and men listen, learn, and perceive ideas of leadership and power. The result is that many women feel detached from the messages conveyed from the pulpit.
How can a pastor effectively minister to both men and women? Preaching That Speaks to Women invites preachers to consider how gender affects the way sermons are understood and calls them to preaching that relates to the entire congregation.
Drawing on her many years of speaking to women, men, and preachers, Alice Mathews explores both the myths and the realities of women as listeners. She considers the ways women think about themselves, make ethical decisions, handle stress, learn, and view leadership and power and applies the results to the task of preaching. Mathews urges preachers to be mindful of language and advocates the use of anecdotes that do not ignore women or merely typecast women in narrowly defined roles.
Preaching That Speaks to Women is an important guide for seminary students preparing for ministry and pastors who want to reach the entire congregation.