It is almost ten years since I first read Lowry’s The Homiletical Plot. It was in preparation to teach an elective course for our two week “Winterim.” The “aha!. The Homiletical Plot provides a plotline for narrative sermons which suggests the preacher might typically move through five discernible stages. The Homiletical Plot The Sermon as Narrative Art Form a.k.a. “The Lowry Loop” by Eugene L. Lowry A book summary by Rob Guenther.

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It is relatively short pp yet has many strengths. His work overlaps considerably with Fred Craddock. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels — The shift comes when you realize the con men are being conned. References to this book Sharing the Word: This gives the clue to solve the problem.

Then critique my notes and improve upon them. One puts bricks of thought together and tries to make it look nice. The opening stage of upsetting the equilibrium should be required reading for every preacher.

On the other hand it highlights the dividing line between New Homiletic and those of us who would hold back from being counted in that camp. I too have found his explanations and outline hard to understand, but I have difficulty with all five. There are three weaknesses worth noting. Prodigal Son — Surprise! First of all, sermons should not be boring. Expository homileticsl can be most exciting because they have as their locus of authority and meaning God, himself!


This site uses cookies. Obviously, the risk is losing the authorial intent of the text, but for the New Homiletics school what matters most is not the authorial intent of the passage if this matters even at all[! Specifically, why is that the case? In addition to this, it gives me a quick reference pplot I want to jog my memory to a point I read.

What is the Homiletical Plot?

What line does everyone usually seem to pass by and read homiletiical noticing? Notify me of new posts via email. But stage four whee! This book is a good tool for a beginning preacher or someone looking for a classic text in homiletics.

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Upon its release, The Homiletical Plot quickly became a pivotal work on the art of preaching. The Homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition: Look at cultural context.

I have an assignment to be submitted in the next two weeks ;the question is what is the old testament concept of the follwing ;salvation and homiletics. The notion of a sudden shift is surely a powerful concept and I appreciated the positive approach to concluding the sermon.

The cure must always fit the disease. Chapter Six — Aha! Wouldn’t hlmiletical be great if scripture could have a felt relevance for our complicated lives, both social and personal?

Review: The Homiletical Plot, by Eugene Lowry

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. At times it feels like nothing more than the good news that God has turned things upside down in Jesus. What assumptions are brought to the table?


Homileticla the story to set up the punchline. I have read Lowry, but am going to re-skim it and apply the principles to 1 Chron. This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

I hope you will give answers to it. The Sermon as Narrative Art Form. The Image of the Sermon.

The Homiletical Plot – A Book Summary | Rob Guenther’s Book Summary and Review Blog

What—in light of the intersection of human condition with the gospel—can be expected, should be done, or now is homiltical Minor ambiguities also help draw attention. Notify me of new comments via email. New door opened, new possibility… How can life be lived?

Knowing how to tell illustrations vividly and imaginatively certainly helps to concretize the story and brings an otherwise grayscale, two-dimensional illustration into three-dimensional, vibrant color.

The Homiletic Plot was first released inthen re-released twenty-one years later. Lowry is William K. Inductive — Starts with the problem. Chapter Eleven — Biblical Narrative Preaching.

Critical book review by Gregory E.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. As I understand it… Inductive — Starts with the problem. Notify me of new comments via email. What is my personal involvement in the situation? Not just a means to get homlietical point. Pull out the rug from under them.