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Guest Post by Jim West: Zwingli for the Pulpit

July 30, 2010

After my last post Dr. West thought it only fair that he provide a slightly different perspective on the utility of Zwingli’s work. I think it’s a good idea. For one, esoteric theology does not always translate well to preaching for a congregation and meeting them in their life situations. Two, Dr. West is a fan of Zwingli’s and knows his work well. My only request was that he provides a list of only actually useful examples of Zwingli.

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Zwingli For the Pulpit

by Jim West

First, I would like to thank Scott for the opportunity to provide a definitive list of the many keen insights from one of my favorite theologians Huldrych Zwingli, and demonstrate how his literature can be profitably mined for sermons and preaching. Scott was very kind in allowing me to include any sermon tidbits, anecdotes, stories, anything of Zwingli’s. As long as it was useful for the pastor I was asked to include it.

Second, the list is much shorter than I would have hoped for, but Scott asked me to only include useful material. So, in effect, he did rather tie my hands a bit.

So without further ado. My definitive list of Zwingli for the Pulpit

The End

PS ~ Once again, thank you Scott. Your blogging is inspiring and I hope to be able to write articles as clear and insightful as your own one day. Thanks for this opportunity, Jim West.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 30, 2010 5:29 pm

    The differences in opinion with the last post is stark!

  2. July 30, 2010 10:16 pm

    Are you sure Jim’s title for this piece wasn’t “Zwingli for the Person in the Pew”?😉

    • July 30, 2010 10:30 pm

      Yeah, it’s his title, but I was thinking we could re-work yours and it would be much more descriptive and better “Zwingli: Pee Yew!”

  3. Kipp permalink
    July 31, 2010 12:44 pm

    Theology sucks.

  4. August 2, 2010 2:33 pm

    Wow, that list is much longer than I expected!

  5. August 2, 2010 5:35 pm

    hell can never open its mouth wide enough

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