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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Chapter Six — Aha! Expository sermons can be most exciting because they have as their locus of authority and meaning God, himself! Learn how your comment data is processed.

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Tell the story to set up the punchline. I love your book reviews. Lowry states that he would typically spend more time on stage 2 analyzing the discrepancy than the other stages put together. New door opened, new possibility… How can life be lived? Sometimes ambiguity will be like Columbo.

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Chapter Five — Ugh! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Craddock and afterword by the author, Eugene L.


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Jason on The Homiletical Plot — A…. Explicit problem has implicit theme. Incompletion leaves them hanging for a resolution.

The reader of Lowry is left with a different trio: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: What is seen, heard, smelled, felt, tasted? Specifically, why is that the case?

It teaches how to use your strengths, exegete the scriptures, plot the sermon, and give the message to the This addition is very helpful, clarifying elements of the book and providing an overview of the New Homiletic field. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We love ambiguity, suspense and resolve. It is an excellent resource for sermon preparation. Even with all the explanation and helpful diagrams, the reader is still left wondering what this actually looks like in a sermon.

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Then let your scholarship veto, rather than the other way around. Narrative preaching is a type of preaching style that quite a few current preachers utilize. Other New Homiletic writers have been criticized for writing well, but failing to provide a clear model of what they are suggesting.

Consider the opposite of the way things appear. What consequences can be anticipated as a result of this intersection of gospel and human predicament?


His work overlaps considerably with Fred Craddock. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Chapter Two — Getting Started. In the movement from “itch to scratch,” we hope you too will sense the abundant richness of God’s good news, healing the wounds of our troubled world.

If you’ve grown up in church, you might unfortunately be familiar with sermons or homilies that sound like the teacher homileticl Charlie Brown, as someone drones on about a biblical passage.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. But be sure to resolve them! But stage four whee! Prodigal Son — Surprise! Lowry, The Homiletical PlotExpanded Edition follows in the same solid tradition of its predecessor. However, it is important to note that Lowry is not suggesting the forcing of any text into his 5-stage loop. What did this look like to Jesus?

You give it away! Rather than push people to act, let the gospel remove the barriers.