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Book by Brueggeman, Walter
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9780804232142
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1982-11-30

About a Loving God: Twenty-Four Meditations on the Funeral Scriptures

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9781556733550
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1991-07-01

Accompany Them with Singing: The Christian Funeral

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Thomas G. Long, one of America's most trusted and thoughtful pulpit voices, provides a much needed theological and cultural critique of today's Christian funeral. Long begins by describing how the Christian funeral developed historically, theologically, and liturgically and then discusses recent cultural trends in funeral practices, including the rise in number of cremations and memorial services. He describes the basic pattern for a funeral service, details options in funeral planning, identifies characteristics of a "good funeral," and provides thoughtful guidance for preaching at a funeral.

But Long also notes a disturbing trend toward funeral services that seem theologically right and pastorally caring but actually depart from the primary aims of the Christian funeral. Long argues that the proper Christian funeral should be constructed around the metaphor of the deceased as a saint traveling on a baptismal journey toward God, accompanied by the community of faith on "the last mile of the way." He cautions that the cultural conditions for maintaining this view are under stress and a new, less theological and less satisfying metaphor that focuses on the mourner has begun to erode the Christian view. He contrasts the ancient grand community drama with today's trend toward body-less memorial services that focus primarily on the living and grief management, arguing that this is a loss for the church and calling for the church to reclaim the classic metaphor.

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9780664239701
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2013-04-24

Aids To The Psalms Year A

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The Psalms are wonderful sources of encouragement, enlightenment, and strength. This series explores the Psalms for Cycle A of the Common Lectionary using New Revised Standard Version of the Bible texts.
Each meditation is in three parts. First is the Psalm itself. Second is the alternate image, offering readers new insights to stimulate their vision of the Psalms. Third is the reflection section, offering a short analysis and comment on the passage.
"Aids to the Psalms" is appropriate for liturgical aids, sermon starters, personal and group meditation, and Christian education.
Among the Psalms of Cycle A are:
- Christmas Eve -- O sing to the Lord a new song.
- Good Friday -- My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
- Thanksgiving -- Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion.
- Ascension -- Clap your hands, all you peoples.
This is part of a three-book set on exploring the message of the Psalms.
Hugh H. Drennan is a Presbyterian minister serving in the Oakland-Cambridge Presbyterian church in Cambridge, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque. Iowa.
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9781556734359
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1992-05-01
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Announcing the Gospel Every Day: For Homily and Daily Meditation

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The reflections on the daily gospel presented here by Segundo Galilea are simple but meaningful reflections which can be used in the Eucharist and daily meditation.
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9789715010047
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1988-07-13

Believing Heart: An Invitation to Story Theology

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C. S. Song here invites Christians to see the whole Christian panoply through a story-centered lens. Focusing on Life, Hope, Faith, and Love, Song delves into each theme or locus (1) as it can be approached in people's experiences or stories, (2) as it appears in related stories from other religious traditions, (3) how its central import can be expressed theologically, and (4) how it can appear in practice. Thus story becomes theology, then theology becomes story. "Central to these stories," says Song, "is the heart that believes in spite of hardships and despair, the heart that struggles to make sense of what seems senseless in life and history." Song's strong narratives and engaging style will make this volume appealing in a variety of settings, especially for introductory students, clergy in search of homiletic material, church groups, and Christians open to insights from non-Western cultures.
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9780800631420
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1999-03-31

Biblical Interpreter: Agrarian Bible in an Industrial Age

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Book by Rohrbugh, R.L.
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9780800613464
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1978-12-01

Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process

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Where do preachers get their ideas for sermons, and how do they turn those ideas into great sermons week after week? Sharing their experiences, these dynamic women preachers take us through their process from conception, through development, to the actual delivery of the sermon and beyond. Each chapter includes a sermon that illustrates the results of that preacher's labor of love. Contributors include: Barbara Shires Blaisdell, Teresa L. Fry Brown, Jana Childers, Linda L. Clader, Yvette Flunder, Mary G. Graves, Linda Carolyn Loving, Barbara K. Lundblad, Karen Stokes, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mary Donovan Turner, Margaret Moers Wenig.
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9780827202306
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2000-12-31
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Breaking and Entering: Unexpected Sermons for an Unfinished World

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When Elizabeth Goodman first arrived at the tiny congregation that would become her home as a pastor--a congregation of about seven people in a town of just under a thousand--the longest-standing member told her that though the congregation was small, her preaching need not be. In this collection of sermons, readers will witness a mind at work amidst a faithful congregation (whose numbers are now around thirty), mutually nurtured, and together having no small amount of fun. Meanwhile, the ramifications of the gospel in the world will sneak up and surprise. Guided always by a spirit of play and by scripture, as it is in conversation with life, Goodman illuminates both the quiet suggestions that undo what we think we know and the startling demands that are to be both feared and desired. This congregation has a tagline: ""It's not what you think."" They are probably right. ""This is a book of thirty-three sermons for both preachers and non-preachers. Preachers will discover rich resources for their own preaching ministries. But they will also find what non-preachers are looking for--faith nurtured, hope stirred, and guidance for Christian discipleship in the midst of honest and authentic questions."" --Erskine Clarke, Editor and Publisher, Journal for Preachers ""Elizabeth Goodman has provided a gift to everyone who longs for the beauty and wonder of God to break into our lives and to transform our world. Rarely is a collection of sermons so theologically rich, offering reflections on scripture that, like the Spirit herself, take us by surprise and lead us where we never before dreamed possible."" --Phil Snider, Author, Preaching After God ""Reading this book of sermons is like having an unfailingly interesting conversation with a friend who happens to have a degree in theology. Neither shaken by questions nor satisfied by glib answers, Goodman is a treasure."" --Louisa Gilder, Author, The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn ""I don't know Elizabeth Goodman, but her sermons make me want to know her. Perhaps more importantly, her sermons make me want to better know the God of whom she speaks. Goodman writes with an intoxicating blend of gravity and lightness."" --Anthony B. Robinson, Author, Transforming Congregational CultureandWhat's Theology Got To Do With It? Elizabeth Goodman has been the pastor of the United Church of Christ in Monterey, a ""hilltown"" of the Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts, since 2001. A lifelong member of the UCC and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, she is a regular contributor to the Journal for Preachers. She lives with her husband and their two sons at the foot of October Mountain, which makes for a good daily hike with her dogs."
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9781498234344
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2016-04-18

CANON & PROCLAMATION: SERMONS FOR OUR TI MES

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What role does the sermon play in the life of the church? How does one preach on the basis of Scripture as canon? What aspects of preaching are crucial for a renaissance of proclamation in the community of faith today? This volume answers, by way of example, these and other questions central to the task of Christian preaching.

Building on Brevard Childs's theological perspective on canon, Paul McGlasson's highly original book addresses the relation of Scripture and contemporary proclamation through the week-to-week experience of preaching in a local church. The sermons included in this collection are not only gems in their own right but also illustrate a new theology of proclamation for other preachers seeking practical help in formulating sermons that bring Scripture to bear on the challenges of modern life.

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9780802847317
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2000-08-01

Celebration and Experience in Preaching

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Henry H. Mitchell s great contribution to the study of preaching has been his insistence that the homiletical practices of the Black church are gifts to the whole church. Nowhere has he made this point more forcefully than in Celebration and Experience in Preaching. In this classic text he advocates a way of preaching that genuinely engages all aspects of the congregation s attention, especially the ability to both understand and to feel the sermon s message. In this revised edition Mitchell builds on this groundbreaking work by examining in greater depth the multiple ways in which we experience the preached word, by defining the different kinds of claim on the behavior of the hearer that biblical texts express, and by exploring various genres of sermon to discover the concrete manifestations of celebration and experience."
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9780687649198
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2008-09-01
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Children's Sermons for the Revised Common Lectionary Year C: Using the 5 Senses to Tell God's Story

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Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, the three volumes in this series of children's sermons use a multi-sensory approach to sermon preparation and delivery to help pastors and worship leaders better communicate with children.

- The exercises highlight sensory sermons and give speakers a new method of connecting the children with the message

- Sermon/worship preparation is made easier

- Children are introduced to lectionary texts through language and activities they can easily understand

- A sermon for each Sunday in the lectionary year

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9780687055777
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1997-08-01
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CHRIST IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES: HOMILIES TOWARD A NEW MILLENNIUM

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One of America's foremost and best-loved preachers delivers here not only 44 new homilies for different occasions but also his secrets for giving an effective sermon. These methods go beyond generalizations and show how to speak meaningfully to a particular audience at a particular point in time. In traveling around the world, Burghardt says he does not "bring" the word of God there. Instead, he believes his role is to discern God's word where it already exists.

The all-new homilies are for the liturgical seasons, weddings, feast days, and such miscellaneous occasions as graduations and convocations. Each is scripturally based, relates the biblical events to our own lives today, and incorporates both anecdotes and contemporary world affairs. Each is also "classic Burghardt"--a tight, logical 3-part structure that is also literary, graceful, and passionately concerned with justice.

The collection includes an index to all thirteen volumes, making it ideal for clergy of all Christian denominations, for professors of homiletics, and for the many people who read Burghardt's sermons for private inspiration.

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9780809139057
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1999-12-31
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COME DINE WITH JESUS

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Scott addresses the ten meals which Jesus shared with people that are recorded in the Bible. These occasions demonstrate the importance that Jesus placed on meeting people socially and interacting with them in their personal settings. It is in the intimacy of a shared meal that hidden emotions are often revealed -- and Scott shows how Jesus met them with searching insight, always offering his healing grace. Originally written for midweek communion services during Lent, these messages are excellent for communion services throughout the year.
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9780788003332
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1994-12-31

Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching from Augustine to the Present

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This unique volume draws on the wisdom of Christian thinkers and preachers from across the ages to present a warm and informative collection of insights on the art of preaching.
Gathering the writing of figures as diverse as Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Gardner C. Taylor, and Barbara Brown Taylor, "The Company of Preachers" provides experienced advice on effective preaching, direct from the pens of those who have known it best. The book is arranged in seven divisions, each covering a central component of the preaching task. Editor Richard Lischer, himself a distinguished preacher and teacher, gives a brief introduction to each selection.
Aptly presenting a theological and historical cross-section of the church's homiletics, this volume will be invaluable to preachers, students preparing for ministry, and others seeking models of powerful Christian speech.

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Features insights on preaching from:

  • Augustine
  • Karl Barth
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Walter Brueggemann
  • Rudolf Bultmann
  • Horace Bushnell
  • David Buttrick
  • John Calvin
  • John Cassian
  • John Chrysostom,
  • Fred B. Craddock
  • C. H. Dodd
  • Jarena Lee
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Charles Grandison Finney
  • P. T. Forsyth
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • Gregory the Great
  • George Herbert
  • Martin Luther,
  • Henry H. Mitchell
  • John Henry Newman
  • Phoebe Palmer
  • Paul Ricoeur
  • Oscar Romero
  • Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Gardner C. Taylor
  • John Wesley, "and many more", "
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    2002-08-01

    CRISIS PREACHING: PERSONAL & PUBLIC

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    In short, anecdotal chapters, the author explains how to diagnose a crisis (public, congregational, and personal) and offers six homiletical strategies for creating sermons when speaking during a crisis. The book includes: tips on how to discern a crisis; Biblical precedents for different kinds of crises; and, sample sermons in response to crises.
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    9780687073924
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    1998-09-01
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    Dancing Stones: 26 Children's Sermons with Activities

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    The Dancing Stones is a collection of positive, original stories and lessons with activities for clergy and lay leaders to use in preaching to children from kindergarten through upper elementary school. Written in a conversational style with suggested objects for sharing, the stories provide children's sermon ideas for the liturgical year. Among the sermon topics addressed include: A Lock without a Key, A Basket Case, Preparing the Manger, Stocking Surprise, Be Careful What You Say, The Great Knitter, and Climbing Out of a Hole.
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    9780829819557
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    2013-10-15
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    Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation

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    Teresa L. Fry Brown introduces preachers to the effective use of voice and body in the animation of the word in the preaching moment. Suggestions and exercises for enhancing voice, diction, and nonverbal engagement of the listener are included in each chapter.
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    9780800604479
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    2008-10-01
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    Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope

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    2012-07-01
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    Divine Voice: Christian Proclamation and the Theology of Sound

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    Claiming that the obligation of all Christians to witness to their faith is inseparable from the need to acquire and practice the rhetorical skills of public speaking, this book confronts the issues of stage fright and speaking disabilities head-on, pointing his readers to the biblical narratives concerning difficult speaking.
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    9781587430787
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    2004-06-01
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    East of Eden: Spiritual Reflections on Repentant Following

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    9780829815658
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    2004-07-01
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    Eight Preachers Go to Hell: Reflections on the Place No One Wants to G

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    You may think you already know everything about hell that you need to know. The eight preachers who wrote this book thought they did, too. Each one is a pastor of a church where hell is almost never mentioned: churches often called liberal, progressive, or mainline Protestant where "the threat of hell does not seem real."

    So, they challenged themselves to investigate further and discover what they really thought. . .

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    9780829820287
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    2014-10-03
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    First Kings

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    9780804232128
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    1983-11-30

    FOR ALL THE SAINTS

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    O'Driscoll offers a collection of meditations for the scriptural saints and holy days of The Book of Common Prayer. Each meditation includes the collect and three readings for the day, followed by a brief homily. Many set in the Holy Land, these imaginative reflections are ideal for weekday homilies, devotional reading at home or in groups, or studies in Christian scripture and tradition.
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    9781561011117
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    1995-10-31
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    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers

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    This volume expresses the theological traditions of the Tetrateuch within the context of biblical theology as a whole. The themes of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers are here examined, not for historical or literary interest alone, but for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel. Selected pericopes are employed to illustrate the major motifs and traditions. Author McCurley also explains the theological significance of the Tetrateuch for Christian proclamation today.
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    9780800605933
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    1979-12-01
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