By James Kenneth Hamrick
In a relativistic postmodern age that's skeptical of propositional fact claims yet that's "wired" for photos and tales, the enduring nature of Orthodox preaching deals a compelling resolution for successfully speaking the Gospel of Jesus Christ. notwithstanding preaching kinds have different broadly throughout background and cultures, it really is Orthodox preaching, via advantage of its faithfulness to the sacred apostolic and patristic traditions, its vital connection to the sacramental and liturgical lifetime of the Church, and its functioning in tandem with Orthodox spirituality which conveys itself as iconic. Orthodox Preaching because the Oral Icon of Christ addresses the present main issue of preaching in our age and methods the homiletical self-discipline from an iconological standpoint, revealing how Orthodox preaching sacramentally mediates the presences of the Risen Lord in the course of the meeting via crafty and imaginitive observe photographs wherein lives are for my part touched and reworked. simply as Orthodox icons are understood to be "windows into heaven," so potent Orthodox preaching can be understood to move the listener into the area of the Holy the place lives should be interpreted and transfigured within the mild of the Gospel and certainly within the very presence of Christ. ___ Father James ok. Hamrick is a clergyman within the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North the USA and at the moment serves because the founding pastor of St. John the Baptist challenge in Lewistown, Maryland. in the course of his 20 years of pastoral ministry, Father James has bought a number of invites to evangelise and converse at a number of venues. His sermons are aired every one Sunday morning at the resource Christian Radio (AM 1450 and at www.wthu.org) the place he had formerly served as a founding member of the radio station's Board of administrators. Father James holds masters' levels from Holy Trinity Theological university & Seminary and from the collage of Balamand. he's a existence member of the glory Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a Knight of the Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch, and a member of the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius in Oxford, England. Father James and his spouse, Pamela, live in Thurmont, Maryland, and revel in visits from their 4 grown youngsters and younger granddaughters.