Must Reads Classics – Care-full Preaching: From Sermon to Caring Community by G. Lee Ramsey Jr.
by Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence on Tuesday, July 18, 2023
In this episode of Must Reads Classics, Dr. Wes Allen interviews Dr. G. Lee Ramsey Jr., the author of the book "Care-full Preaching: From Sermon to Caring Community." Dr. Ramsey proposes that preaching should be rooted in pastoral theology and focus on forming a caring community. The book centers around the idea that preaching, over time, can shape a church that values mutual hospitality, compassion, and care for both congregation members and outsiders. Dr. Ramsey acknowledges the challenges of the current divisive and conflict-ridden landscape and emphasizes the need for preaching that is bold, honest, courageous, humble, and inviting. The goal is to foster unity in Christ while recognizing differences.