The results of the sermon analysis point out how the participant pastors speak about the salvific work of Christ in a variety of manners. By making use of preaching resources, pastors position Jesus’ suffering according to various redemptive arrangements. The positioning of Jesus’ suffering is part of their typifying varieties of salvation in the sermon, and leads to a diverse appeal to the listeners.
In this study, a grounded theory of Lenten preaching in local parishes is presented, together with an introduction on the background of the research and an explication of grounded theory methodology.
André Verweij (1959) is a pastor of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands and works in the parish of the Grote Kerk in Lisse. This study is his PhD thesis.