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Verbum et Ecclesia

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Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.31 n.1 Pretoria  2010

http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.429 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

Kreatiewe prediking: Die noodsaak van kreatiwiteit in die preekgebeure

 

Creative preaching: The importance of creativity in the preaching process

 

 

Johan S. Botha

Department van Praktiese Teologie, Universiteit van Pretoria, Suid-Afrika

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

Using the limited resources for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in a rapidly changing world presents problems for preachers. Preaching in the reformed tradition is based primarily upon the Bible and the tradition of the church. Given the limitations of the age of the source, the preacher runs the risk of boring the congregation with sermons irrelevant to their living conditions, by repeating the same basic message. Preachers may run out of ideas and ways of presenting a fresh, relevant message on a weekly basis. They start employing all kinds of tricks and gimmicks in order to stay relevant. Creative preaching is suggested as an answer to this dilemma. Creative preaching is developed and described as a process in which the preacher, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, employs creative methods like observation, association, imagination and creative thinking when creating a sermon. The sermon is structured to be creative and to stimulate the creativity of the listeners. Creative preaching could be described as stimulating preaching based on Scripture, imagination and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Keywords: denke; kreatiwiteit; prediking; verbeelding; waarneming


 

 

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Correspondence:
Johan Botha
Lorethastraat 5
Van Riebeeck Park
Kempton Park 1619
Suid-Afrika
Email: johanbot5@absamail.co.za

Received: 31 Aug. 2010
Accepted: 12 Oct. 2010
Published: 22 Nov. 2010

 

 

Note: Die nood van prediking kan beskryf word as 'n gebrek aan kreatiewe prediking. Hierdie navorsing ontgin die betekenis van kreatiwiteit vir die prediking as kreatiewe prediking. Die bestudering van kreatiewe prediking vorm deel van 'n PhD proefskrif wat onder leiding van Professore C.J.A. Vos en H.J.C. Pieterse, Departement Praktiese Teologie, Universiteit van Pretoria gedoen is. In die oorspronklike navorsing is kreatiewe prediking vanuit die invalshoek van Kreatiwiteit in diens van die Heilige Gees in die preekingewing benader.

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