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NELL, I.A.. In the portals of preaching: Renewal of preaching from within Biblical and reformed roots. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.4, pp.817-840. ISSN 2305-0853.
The images of the mirror and the window offer useful perspectives when we consider renewal in public worship and preaching. This article focuses specifically on renewal in preaching. Are our sermons often simply a mirror reflecting what is happening in society? Shouldn't our sermons rather be a window offering new views, new perspectives on God and the world, that is views that can help us to live creatively and imaginatively in a time of tremendous challenges for the church and believers. This article investigates the metaphor of hospitality as a possible mechanism for renewal in preaching and helping us to see through the window.