Preaching

King's Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm

King's Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm
$17.00
""In the quiet recesses of my heart,"" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often said, ""I am fundamentally a clergyman, a Baptist preacher."" No other statement could identify King better than this. Thus, the statement is the launching point for this work on preacher King's timeless messages on violence and reconciliation rooted in his theological foundation of the universal yet personal, loving God. Yang shows how King, based on that theological idea, vitalizes a pastoral and prophetic preaching voice, hoping to create reconciliation in the context of a violent reality. This concise piece is easily accessible, yet rich enough to see the continuing impact and applicability of preacher King's reconciliatory ideas in the present violent, torn-apart world that desperately awaits reconciliation. ""Yang offers not just a historical review of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s theology of preaching, but reminds us of the relevance of following King's example and homiletical approach to counter the violence of the world. A must read for all of us called to preach the prophetic edges of the gospel."" --O. Wesley Allen, Jr., Lois Craddock Perkins professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University ""In King's Speech Sunggu Yang ably gets behind the mystique of America's twentieth-century prophet of social conscience and renders a careful appraisal of the social and spiritual environment that made King's arresting preaching come alive. In a period fraught with violence and political polarization, Yang calls us to attune our ears once again to the timeless wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr."" --Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Howard University School of Divinity ""King's Speech reintroduces us to a familiar historical figure at a slant, while enthusiastically exploring King's theological worldview as found in his preaching. The reader encounters important considerations for preaching in times when peace and reconciliation are longed for but elusive realities. Within its pages, Yang offers pastors, activists, and students in the classroom a vitally fresh resource as they grow in the sacred enterprise of preaching."" --Lisa L. Thompson, Union Theological Seminary, New York City ""King's mammoth impact on contemporary homiletics requires a map, and Professor Sunggu Yang provides one in this book. Yang attunes readers to the many layers of King's voice, the convictions that drive him, and the continuing urgency of his message. King's Speech is a vital text for those who seek to proclaim justice and embody peace."" --Donyelle McCray, Yale Divinity School Sunggu Yang is Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries at the College of Christian Studies at Portland Seminary, George Fox University.
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9781532650918
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2019-05-23
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Knowing the Context: Frames, Tools, and Signs for Preaching

Knowing the Context: Frames, Tools, and Signs for Preaching
$12.00
While everyone might affirm that preaching needs to engage its listeners deeply, the initial move for novice preachers is to think this can be attained by livelier content and delivery of the sermon. All too quickly, however, one learns that there are many factors beyond what a preacher says and how she or he may say it that affect whether proclamation can actually be heard. Effective preaching requires the complex work of knowing the context in which preaching occurs, while avoiding the twin dangers of pandering to a situation's particulars or generalizing them into stereotypes. Knowing the Context reveals how to engage contexts for preaching, especially ways to examine contexts more responsibly, so that the sermon might more amply bring the word of Scripture to bear on the worlds and lives of listeners. In one of the initial titles in the Elements of Preaching series, James Nieman shows how preaching is oriented to specific locales, cultural situations, audiences, and occasions. Unlike other books that tell preachers how to preach to specific audiences, Knowing the Context helps readers analyze the situations in which they find themselves and shows how text and context are in a continuing dialogue and how to tailor sermons to their context. Keyed to online sermon samples and other Web-based features to enhance teaching.
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9780800662622
Publication Date: 
2008-06-01
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Liberating Pulpit

Liberating Pulpit
$19.00
Examines and explains essential features of preaching from the perspective of the oppressed.
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9781592441402
Publication Date: 
2003-01-27
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Longing to See Your Face: Preaching in a Secular Age

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$15.00

Thomas Scirghi, SJ, has trained priests, deacons, and lay ecclesial ministers in the art and theology of preaching for decades. In Longing to See Your Face, he makes his insights and experience accessible to a much wider audience.

Scirghi begins with a discussion of the purpose of preaching and offers a theological sounding on proclamation, taking up several descriptions of the role of the preacher in relation to the congregation. He also addresses current theological issues for the contemporary preacher. The second part of the book discusses the practical matter of preparing to preach and proposes a method of preparation by following a pattern of reflection, research, writing, and rehearsing. The third part focuses on two specific sacramental celebrations: funeral and weddings.

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9780814637159
Publication Date: 
2017-03-08
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Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals: Weaving Together the Human and the Divine

Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals: Weaving Together the Human and the Divine
$19.00
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9781506454795
Publication Date: 
2019-02-01
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Mission of Preaching: Equipping the Community for Faithful Witness

Mission of Preaching: Equipping the Community for Faithful Witness
$25.00
Now that the church in the West lives within a post-Christendom context, how should preaching look different? What homiletical assumptions arose within Christendom but are no longer relevant for a missionary church? In The Mission of Preaching, Patrick W. T. Johnson develops the first missional homiletic, a model for preaching determined by the missionary encounter between the gospel and Western culture. Mobilizing the latest resources in homiletical theory and missional theology, he argues that preaching is a major form of the church's witness to Jesus Christ, equipping the congregation for its witness to the world.
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9780830840700
Publication Date: 
2015-03-25
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No Other Help I Know

No Other Help I Know
$12.00
Noted preachers address the theological difficulties that contemporary persons have in praying intelligently in our postmodern world.
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9780817012519
Publication Date: 
1996-12-01
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Not Til I Have Done: A Personal Testimony

Not Til I Have Done: A Personal Testimony
$18.00

In this memoir, Elizabeth Achtemeier writes an account of her faith and the guiding of God in her life as a teacher, preacher, and writer. She believes that God has played and continues to play a guiding role in everything she does.

Achtemeier speaks out on such topics as marriage and children; seminary teaching and Christian education; feminism, sex, and the church; and Christian discipline and the Word of God. Throughout, she acknowledges God's presence and working in her life.

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9780664221362
Publication Date: 
1999-01-01
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Novel Preaching: Tips from Top Writers on Crafting Creative Sermons

Novel Preaching: Tips from Top Writers on Crafting Creative Sermons
$20.00

In this lively and accessible book, Alyce McKenzie explores how fiction writers approach the task of writing novels: how they develop their ideas, where they find their inspiration, and how they turn the spark of a creative notion into words on paper that will captivate the masses. McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons. Novel Preaching offers a wealth of advice from successful fiction writers, including Isabelle Allende, Frederick Buechner, Julia Cameron, Annie Dillard, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Rae Thorn, and also includes a number of sample sermons from McKenzie herself.

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9780664233228
Publication Date: 
2010-02-01
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One Gospel, Many Ears: Preaching for Different Listeners in the Congregation

One Gospel, Many Ears: Preaching for Different Listeners in the Congregation
$29.00
Every time a congregation gathers for worship, many different people, from different points in life, with different needs and perspectives come together; each refracting messages through their own lenses. Each person processes communication in ways that are influenced by age, gender, race, personality type, ethnicity, education, and social and economic backgrounds. Jeter and Allen explore how these factors affect the ways in which members of the congregation receive and process sermons, and how the preacher can optimize the opportunity for each to hear and understand the gospel and one another.
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9780827227163
Publication Date: 
2002-12-01
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One-handed clock: Children's object lessons

One-handed clock: Children's object lessons
$7.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781556731419
Publication Date: 
1989-07-13
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OTHER-WISE PREACHING: A POSTMODERN ETHIC FOR HOMILETICS

OTHER-WISE PREACHING: A POSTMODERN ETHIC FOR HOMILETICS
$29.00
"John McClure's book is a double treasure. It tracks the way North American homileticians have responded to the cultural, social, and philosophical movements of recent decades, and it introduces the reader to both linguistic and ethical ways to deconstruct preaching." - Edward Farley, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
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9780827227156
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2001-12-01
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Pastor's Underground Guide to the Revised Common Lectionary

Pastor's Underground Guide to the Revised Common Lectionary
$16.99
This unique companion to the Revised Common Lectionary helps preachers use the Bible in new and powerful ways.
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9780827229471
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2008-01-29
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PLACES OF THE PROMISE

PLACES OF THE PROMISE
$4.25
Here are six sermons with accompanying children's sermons for the first Sunday in Advent through the Sunday after Christmas. The series focuses on how God prepares creation for the gift of Jesus. Each children's message is based on a familiar symbol such as the Advent wreath, Christmas tree, or creche scene, and offers at least three objects to use as illustrations.
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9781556732317
Publication Date: 
1990-06-01
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PREACHING & CULTURAL IDENTITY: PROCLAIMI NG THE GOSPEL IN AFRICA

PREACHING & CULTURAL IDENTITY: PROCLAIMI NG THE GOSPEL IN AFRICA
$11.99

The thesis of this book is threefold: (1) that the Church in Africa continues to affirm the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ; (2) that the Church in Africa learns afresh to indigenize itself to the point that Christianity truly becomes an African religion; and (3) that preaching in Africa needs to increasingly use African historical, cultural, traditional-religious concepts, imagery, and idiom (rather than missionary-given Western forms) in order to communicate the gospel more effectively in the new millennium.

Kurewa invites the African Church to take a closer look at African culture as God-given, rather than continuing to preach, worship, sing, and counsel as if imitating Western missionaries. Kurewa urges the African Church to claim its own culture with pride and integrity. He gives examples on how specific customs can be integrated into Christian life, worship, and preaching.

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9780687090310
Publication Date: 
2000-07-01
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PREACHING & HOMILETICAL THEORY

PREACHING & HOMILETICAL THEORY
$22.00
Preaching and Homiletical Theory takes both an appreciative and a critical look at the contribution of homiletics to quality preaching. It focuses on key scholarship and the effectiveness of recent trends in homiletics and offers a discussion of the role of homiletics and preaching in the coming years. Organized by the three dimensions central to the homiletical task--biblical, theological, and pastoral--Preaching and Homiletical Theory identifies significant schools of contemporary thought and surveys the breadth of discussion for each of the dimensions.
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9780827229815
Publication Date: 
2004-11-01
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Preaching about Conflict in the Local Church

Preaching about Conflict in the Local Church
$20.00

Should the pulpit be used as a place to address issues of congressional conflict? After first examining the nature of conflict within human groups, William H. Willimon discusses how to prepare sermons on controversial subjects, suggesting ways to use the biblical text to examine divisive issues. He comments on the importance of style and delivery tone when dealing with difficult topics.

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9780664240813
Publication Date: 
1987-10-01
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PREACHING ABOUT PEOPLE: THE POWER OF BIOGRAPHY

PREACHING ABOUT PEOPLE: THE POWER OF BIOGRAPHY
$19.99
Book by Kalas, J. Ellsworth
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9780827230026
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2005-09-13
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Preaching Adverbially

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$30.00
Reflections from a pastor and teacher on preaching as a dynamic event

Christian preaching obviously entails the sermon, but in reality it involves much more. Preaching happens when the entire assembly, the worshiping congregation, gathers to speak and sing, pray and listen, eat and drink, bless and baptize. Preaching at root is a dynamic event that is best captured not in adjectives but in adverbs.

In Preaching Adverbially Russell Mitman shows how eleven select adverbs--biblically, contextually, invitationally, doxologically, and others--serve to identify what essentially happens in Christian preaching. Each chapter draws on scriptural paradigms, liturgical and musical forms, the insights of scholars and teachers, and the author's own rich experience. Mitman's purpose is for these adverbs to become practical, revitalizing guides for all who are called to proclaim the Word of God within the framework of Christian worship.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802875587
Publication Date: 
2018-01-09
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Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible

Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible
$23.00
Long argues that the literary form and dynamics of biblical texts can and should make a difference in the kinds of sermons created from those texts, not only because of what the texts say but because of how they say it. He presents a methodology for taking the literary characteristics of biblical texts into account in the text-to-sermon process and then applies that methodology in separate chapters on preaching on psalms, proverbs, narratives, parables, and epistles.
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9780800623135
Publication Date: 
1988-10-01
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Preaching as a Theological Task: World, Gospel, Scripture

Preaching as a Theological Task: World, Gospel, Scripture
$30.00

How do particular world situations impact preaching? How does a preacher use the gospel and Scripture to speak to those situations? This volume, in honor of homiletician David Buttrick, explores the complex and important relationships between world, gospel, and Scripture and their relevance for preaching theology.This book is for those seeking thoughtful and challenging new ways to approach the preaching task now and into the twenty-first century.

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9780664256173
Publication Date: 
1996-11-01
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Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice, and Solidarity

Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice, and Solidarity
$20.00

As nationalism, patriarchy, and alt-right fear-mongering threaten our troubled nation, the pulpit has again become a subversive space of sacred resistance. In this provocative and powerful collection of sermons from diverse pastors across America, hear the brave and urgent voice of Christians calling for radical change rooted in love, solidarity, and justice. Preaching as Resistance resists, confronts, and troubles the dangerous structures of authoritarianism and oppression crashing in from all sides - and proclaims the transformation, possibility, and hope stirring in the gospel of Christ.
From big-steeple churches in big cities to rural congregations in red states, preaching as resistance is practiced in a wide variety of social contexts and preaching styles, inspiring and equipping listeners to respond to the call of justice. Ideal for pastors and church leaders, Preaching as Resistance also provides the opportunity to experience hopeful, welcoming Christian voices rooted in the gospel values of love, solidarity, and justice. In these challenging times when Christianity is so often misrepresented, misunderstood, and misused for unjust agendas, take heart and find your own voice in this collection of resistance sermons from everyday pastors across the country.

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9780827231597
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2018-10-01
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Preaching as Weeping, Confession, and Resistance

Preaching as Weeping, Confession, and Resistance
$24.95

How can a person preach a word of hope and faith in a world filled with violence and suffering? Christine Smith says one must encounter and name the evil that oppresses persons in the world--evils such as handicapism, ageism, sexism, heterosexism, white racism, and classism. She argues preaching is an interpretation of our present world and an invitation to a profoundly different world. It is a form of passionate weeping in a universe filled with suffering and oppression; a form of confession where preachers can shape sermons to call our communities to honest reflection; and it is a form of resistance, moving people to actively resist the attitudes and structures of oppression.

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9780664252168
Publication Date: 
1992-01-01
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PREACHING AT THE DOUBLE FEAST: HOMILETICS FOR EUCHARISTIC WORSHIP

$21.95
ISBN/SKU: 
0814627808
Publication Date: 
2006-10-01
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Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity
$95.00
Preaching Bondage introduces and investigates the novel concept of doulology, the discourse of slavery, in the homilies of John Chrysostom, the late fourth-century priest and bishop. Chris L. de Wet examines the dynamics of enslavement in Chrysostom's theology, virtue ethics, and biblical interpretation and shows that human bondage as a metaphorical and theological construct had a profound effect on the lives of institutional slaves. The highly corporeal and gendered discourse associated with slavery was necessarily central in Chrysostom's discussions of the household, property, education, discipline, and sexuality. De Wet explores the impact of doulology in these contexts and disseminates the results in a new and highly anticipated language, bringing to light the more pervasive fissures between ancient Roman slaveholding and early Christianity. The corpus of Chrysostom's public addresses provides much of the literary evidence for slavery in the fourth century, and De Wet's convincing analysis is a groundbreaking contribution to studies of the social world in late antiquity.
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9780520286214
Publication Date: 
2015-07-21
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