Preaching

AMERICAN SERMONS: THE PILGRIMS TO MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

$40.00
The sermon is the first and most enduring genre of American literature. The essential medium of the Puritan settlements, it continued in succeeding centuries to play a vital role - as public ritual, occasion for passion and reflection, and, not least, popular entertainment. The 58 sermons collected in this volume display the form's eloquence, intellectual rigor, and spiritual fervor. Ranging from the first New England settlements to mass-media evangelism and the civil rights movement in the 1960s, these texts reclaim a neglected aspect of American literature.
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9781883011659
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1999-03-01
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And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament

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Sixty superlative sermons on familiar Old Testament texts.
Many Christian preachers today largely neglect the Old Testament in their sermons, focusing instead on the Gospel accounts of Jesus' teachings and activities. As Fleming Rutledge points out, however, when the New Testament is disconnected from the context of the Old Testament, it is like a house with no foundation, a plant with no roots, or a pump with no well.
In this powerful collection of sixty sermons on the Old Testament, Rutledge expounds on a number of familiar Old Testament passages featuring Abraham, Samuel, David, Elijah, Job, Jonah, and many other larger-than-life figures. Applying these texts to contemporary life and Christian theology, she highlights the ways in which their multivocal messages can be heard in all their diversity while still proclaiming univocally, -Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.-
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9780802866066
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2011-11-01
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Announcing the Gospel Every Day: For Homily and Daily Meditation

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$9.95
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
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AS ONE WITHOUT AUTHORITY 4TH ED

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This update of Craddock's original work on inductive preaching remains one of the most important contributions to homiletic scholarship. Revised with three new sermons, inclusive language, and NRSV texts, it is still as fresh and provocative as ever.
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9780827200265
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2001-09-01
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Believing Heart: An Invitation to Story Theology

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$27.00
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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1999-04-01
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Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today

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$28.00
"Preaching is indispensable to Christianity." World-renowned preacher John Stott opens this book with those five bold words. He maintains, further, that "nothing is better calculated to restore health and vitality to the church than a recovery of true, biblical, contemporary preaching." Stott was aiming to foster such a recovery when he wrote Between Two Worlds, which has become a modern evangelical classic.

The genius of this book is the way it synthesizes and distills Stott's wealth of wisdom on preaching, focusing not so much on technical matters but more on theological foundations and on necessary personal characteristics of the preacher--sincerity, earnestness, courage, and humility. Preachers old and new will continue to find much to chew on in these pages.
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9780802875525
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2017-07-20
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Beyond Heterosexism in the Pulpit

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$21.00
This book is not another volume attempting to persuade the reader of the rights of gays and lesbians in society and in the church. Instead it assumes the reader is a minister or student of ministry who already has a passion for this issue and is looking for better strategies to speak out of this passion in the pulpit. Too often progressive preachers avoid speaking about issues related to sexual orientation out of fear of rejection from the congregation, or address them in ways that unintentionally alienates either gay or straight hearers. Askew and Allen offer preachers tools for recognizing and prophetically countering heterosexism in the pulpit while being pastoral toward those in the pews who may not hold the same view as the preacher. The range of issues found at the intersection of homosexuality and the proclamation of the Christian gospel in light of the church's division and the changing landscape of society's attitudes is diverse and complex. Allen and Askew represent the combination of critical theology and contemporary homiletics needed to offer preachers new strategies for advocating against social and ecclesial discrimination directed at homosexuals and for the full inclusion of all in the church. ""You hold in your hands a book that's going to help you learn how to modify your language in order to welcome a new liberation with your preaching as well as your personal conversation. . . . Askew and Allen help us understand and welcome an unacknowledged group within every parish and culture. . . . [They] help us adapt, consider, and express a welcoming sensitivity for still another social group that has long waited for God's liberation to be offered to them. I am honored to celebrate their work."" --David G. Buttrick, from the Foreword ""If you are a progressive minister called to bring issues of sexuality into the pulpit and into wider conversation in the congregation, this book is for you. Beyond Heterosexism in the Pulpit offers practical guidance on how a preacher can make a liberating prophetic witness in solidarity with the LGBTQI community while communicating pastorally and compassionately with listeners who are undecided or who do not agree."" --Ronald J. Allen, Professor of Preaching and Gospels and Letters, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN Emily Askew is Associate Professor of Theology at Lexington Theological Seminary. O. Wesley Allen, Jr. is Professor of Homiletics and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books on preaching, including The Homiletic of All Believers (2005), Preaching and Reading the Lectionary (2007), and Matthew (2013).
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9781620326183
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2015-01-02
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Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process

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$29.00
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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2001-01-01
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Breaking and Entering: Unexpected Sermons for an Unfinished World

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$26.00
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 Culture and What'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
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CANON & PROCLAMATION: SERMONS FOR OUR TI MES

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$18.00
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
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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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CERTAIN SOUNDS OF THE TRUMPET

$17.00
responded to the ongoing demand for a "how-to," step-by-step approach to powerful sermon development. Proctor's years of proclaiming the Word of God, pastoring, and effective classroom instruction to pastors, teachers, and seminarians make this a must read for even the seasoned pastor. Foreword by Gardner C. Taylor.
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9780817012021
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1994-06-01
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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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$11.00
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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$19.95
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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2000-01-01
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Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts: A Practical Theological Approach

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$30.00

Can Christian preaching and worship in multicultural contexts be more faithful to the Christian gospel and more meaningful and memorable to worshipers? In this book, Eunjoo Mary Kim explores this theological and liturgical concern and proposes a paradigm shift from monocultural to multicultural worship. This volume will help preachers and worship leaders, as well as homiletics and liturgics scholars, seek theological and biblical wisdom for the practice of Christian preaching and worship in multicultural contexts. Kim also provides homiletical and liturgical insights into this practice. By integrating this paradigm shift, ministers and worshipers can participate in a life worthy of living together in our multicultural world.

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9780814663202
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2017-09-01
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Collected Sermons of Fred B. Craddock

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$30.00
This collection of more than fifty of Fred Craddock's sermons provides a glimpse of a master preacher at work. Amazingly, only one of the sermons was preached from a manuscript written in advance, as Craddock considered a sermon to be an event in the world of sound. As a result, the selections here wonderfully reflect and preserve Craddock's "voice" and engage readers with all the immediacy of the spoken word.
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9780664238582
Publication Date: 
2011-04-04
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Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann, vol 2

$35.00

This collection presents over fifty powerful sermons from one of the most trusted preachers today, Walter Brueggemann. In it, Brueggemann continues his task of making the biblical text available to the church. He sees preaching as a performance of God's good rule that, in an act of utterance and receptive listening, mediates the truthful, joyous reality of that rule. The sermons are organized according to the church year, starting with sermons for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany and followed by sermons for Lent and Easter and then Pentecost and Ordinary Time. Sermons for other occasions, such as ordinations, weddings, and graduations, are also included, along with a Scripture index. Whether a pastor or a person in the pew, the reader will find inspiration, reflection, and wisdom in Brueggemann's powerful words.

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9780664260415
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2015-03-20
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Collected Sermons of Watler Brueggemann, vol 1

$30.00
In addition to being one of the world's leading interpreters of the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann is a skilled and beloved preacher. This collection of sermons demonstrates Brueggemann's fidelity to biblical texts, which come alive with meaning in our contemporary world. Throughout, Brueggemann also reflects on his preaching.

The book features a biblical index as well as a foreword by Samuel Wells of Duke University who writes: "Enjoy this volume from a master exegete, a master theologian, and a master preacher. They really are neat sermons. And they're for you."

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9780664239121
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2011-09-16
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COME DINE WITH JESUS

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$8.50
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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1995-01-01
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Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching from Augustine to the Present

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$38.00
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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    9780802846099
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    2002-08-30
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    Company of Women Preachers: Baptist Prophetesses in Seventeenth-Century England: A Reader

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    When the Baptist movement began four centuries ago, revolutionary forces had destabilized the centers of social control that had long kept women in their place. In the early seventeenth century, Baptist women began to speak their minds. Through their prophetic writings, these women came to exercise considerable influence and authority among the early churches. When Baptists became more institutionalized later in the century, the egalitarian distinction dissipated and women's voices again, for a long history, were silenced. However, long ago, in early Baptist life in England, women did preach--well and often.

    In A Company of Women Preachers, Curtis Freeman collects and presents a critical edition of these prophetic women's texts, retrieving their voices so that their messages and contributions to the tradition may once again be recognized.

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    9781602583184
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    2011-03-31
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    CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN PREACHING

    $32.00
    L. Susan Bond reveals the full range and diversity of African American preaching in this exploration of African American homiletical theories. Portraying the many approaches that are empowering preaching in African American churches today, Bond shows how different theological perspectives produce different methods of sermon preparation and delivery, different strategies for selecting illustrative material, and even different ways of beginning and ending sermons. Her goal is not to lift up the "right way" to preach in the African American tradition, but to show the richness and nuance contained within this powerful cultural expression.
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    9780827204898
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    2003-04-01
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    Craddock on the Craft of Preaching

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    No one has had more impact and influence on the craft of preaching in the last several decades than Fred Craddock. After his retirement from a distinguished teaching career, he became free to share his wisdom with a wider audience without the burdens of academic responsibilities. The lectures and workshops show an ever-expanding scholarship beyond that of his published books. This book has gathered the "best of the best" of these lectures/workshops and offers them to preachers and students of preaching for critical reflection and increased effectiveness.
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    9780827205376
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    2013-12-02
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    CRADDOCK STORIES

    $22.00
    One of the things that makes Fred Craddock's sermons so compelling is his masterful use of storytelling, but, until now, few of his stories have ever been published. This collection offers for the first time hundreds of Craddock stories told in his own words and a glimpse of his life.
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    9780827204836
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    2001-06-01
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    Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit

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    How can we proclaim justice for God's Creation in the face of global warming? How does fracking fit with "the earth and its fullness are the Lord's?" Creation-Crisis Preaching works with the premise that all of Creation, including humankind, needs to hear the Good News of Jesus' resurrection in this age in which humanity is "crucifying" Creation. Informed by years of experience as an environmental activist and minister, Leah Schade equips preachers to interpret the Bible through a "green" lens, become rooted in environmental theology, and learn how to understand their preaching context in terms of the particular political, cultural, and biotic setting of their congregation. Creation-Crisis Preaching provides both theoretical grounding and practical tips for preachers to create environmental sermons that are relevant, courageous, creative, pastoral, and inspiring.
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    9780827205413
    Publication Date: 
    2015-09-01
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