Sage preaching

Sage Preaching: How the Wisdom Literature Equips us to Preach Jesus for a Skeptical Generation

What happens when a preacher begins with a captivating question: Could I now reach who I once was? Challenging the idea that today's preachers must do away with biblical or expository preaching if they are to reach non-Christian people, Zack will introduce a way of preaching that embraces biblical exposition in missional terms. Recognizing all of the different cultural situations in which the gospel must be preached, preachers will be given practical advice on preaching in a global context while remaining faithful to the Bible.

Pastors, seminarians, and church and ministry leaders who speak in various contexts will welcome this fresh, thoughtful examination of bringing the Word to today's multi-everything, post-everything world.

Sojourn Midtown
1207 S. Shelby St.
Louisville KY



Zach Eswine

Zack Eswine (Ph.D.), serves as pastor for Riverside Church and as Director of Homiletics at Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Zack’s books include, The Imperfect Pastor, which received Christianity Today’s Book of the Year award 2016, in the category of Church/Pastoral Leadership, and Preaching to a Post-Everything World, recipient of Preaching Today’s Book of the Year Award, 2008.

In addition, Zack’s books, Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression, and Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes have blessed many Christians and other-than-Christians who have honest questions and real–life wounds that require more than trite answers.

Zack cultivates life in Webster Groves Missouri with his wife Jessica and three children. Jessica is an attorney studying apologetics through Houston Baptist University. They open their home for those with honest questions as well as ministry leaders both national and international, who need rest, seek apprenticeship in ministry or have questions to sort out. He has served as coordinator for the Clergy Alliance for Racial Equity and has served on the Board for the Alliance for Interracial Dignity and Avenues Counseling. Zack also teaches graduate students in ministry both locally and abroad. For hobbies, Zack enjoys music, film, poetry, Hoosier basketball and Notre Dame Football.

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