“A parishioner must be able to sense that the pastor’s words overflow out of the fullness of his heart. They can tell if our proclamation is a spiritual reality for us.” A theologian and teacher, Dietrich Bonhoeffer had a pastor’s heart. He recognized the spiritual discipline required to be the spokesperson for the Word. No pastoral conversation is possible without constant prayer. Other people must know that the pastor stands before God as the pastor stands before them.” These talks provide practical instruction from Bonhoeffer’s lectures on preaching.
Dr. David Hansen has served in churches in Central California, Montana, and is presently serving a church in Cincinnato, Ohio. He is author of The Art of Pastoring and Loving the Church You Lead, among other titles. He is also a contributing editor for Leadership Journal.
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Bonhoeffer’s views on preaching
Beyond a biography, which much of digital media covers when discussing Boehoeffer. A deep dive into Bonhoeffer’s approach to a pastor’s communication of Christ’s love and message to the congregation. Wonderful listen!