Preaching

Setting Words on Fire: Putting God and the Center of the Sermon

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$37.00
A comprehensive introduction to preaching, emphasizing the encounter with God's grace as the goal and heart of the sermon. ""Many people outside the church take a dim view of preaching precisely because they regard it as an overly directive, overly confident . . . even chastising form of speech. Ironically, some of us inside the church know what Paul Scott Wilson knows . . . in recent years, preaching has often stopped well short of such bold speech. In this inspiring volume, Wilson invites preachers back to the sermon's first, best purpose: to proclaim the glorious reality of God's new world in Christ. Wilson mines the riches of the past to inspire preachers in this present time to engage proclamation in its many forms so that all preachers may become eager and exuberant proclaimers of the best news the world has ever heard."" -Scott Hoezee, Director for The Center for Excellence in Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary ""With characteristic flair and scholarship, Wilson reconnects proclamation with teaching as the dual parts of preaching. Championing an urgent need for proclamation, he presents nine subgenres, drenching them with sermon examples drawn from the early church to the present. A rich sermon fare to savor in-depth. It challenges intellect and spirit."" -Michael Quicke, Koller Professor of Preaching and Communication, Northern Seminary ""Wilson weaves a conversation with a cast that spans nearly every century of the church's life. Mining sermons old and new, Wilson reflects on what they do well and how preachers can implement similar proclamatory practices in order to make their sermons more meaningful. Paul Wilson is one of our important cartographers, producing important and reliable maps for students, homileticians, and preachers. Yet, what drives his academic passion is his warm, personal faith and deep conviction in the reality of the gospel--the living, loving, redeeming, and saving God who continues to pursue a troubled and troubling creation."" -Andre Resner, Professor of Homiletics and Church Worship, Hood Theological Seminary ""Summoning as fellow guides a host of great homileticians from twenty centuries of Christian tradition, Wilson leads preachers on a kind of pilgrimage from teaching about God to proclaiming God's presence. His catalogue of genres of proclamation, illustrated with clips from such a rich assortment of voices, will offer practical encouragement to preachers and homileticians alike."" -Linda Lee Clader, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Homiletics, Church Divinity School of the Pacific Paul Scott Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto. He is one of the most respected and recognized teachers of homiletics in North America. He is the author of a number of books, including The Practice of Preaching, Imagination of the Heart, God Sense: Reading the Bible for Preaching, and The Four Pages of the Sermon, all published by Abingdon Press. He is the general editor of The New Interpreter's Handbook of Preaching.
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9781498294539
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2016-04-25
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Shall Woman Preach? Or the Question Answered

$18.00
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WOMEN
Publication Date: 
1901-12-13
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Shaping the Claim: Moving from Text to Sermon

Shaping the Claim: Moving from Text to Sermon
$12.00
Shaping the Claim helps the preacher discover the core of the message to be preached - the sermonic "claim." In order to be effective, says McMickle, a sermon needs to address the hearers at three distinct levels; the head or the intellect, the heart or passion and conviction, and the hand or an expected and desired response. In order to discover the biblical "claim" that a sermon should make upon a particular congregation at a particular time, McMickle presents a helpful three-step process: (1) What? (2) So What? and (3) Now What? The book is keyed to online sermon samples and other Web-based features such as sermon illustrations and art.
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9780800604295
Publication Date: 
2008-10-01
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Sharper Than a Two Edged-Sword: Preaching, Teaching, and Living the Bible

Sharper Than a Two Edged-Sword: Preaching, Teaching, and Living the Bible
$16.00
Keen insight for preaching and teaching Scripture are to be found in these pages. Several respected scholars here discuss how to read and live the Bible theologically in our contemporary context. Editors Michael Root and James Buckley maintain that these essays, though varied, share at least three assumptions: (1) The word of God (not necessarily human preaching and teaching) is "sharper than any two-edged sword." (2) Preaching, teaching, and living the Bible are firmly yet delicately intertwined in the communion of saints. (3) There are distinctive ministries of preaching and teaching in the church as well as other liturgical and diaconal ministries.

With its complementary reflections from theologians, exegetes, and preachers, Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword will appeal to any clergy or laypeople who find themselves uncertain about how to relevantly preach, teach, and live the Bible today.

Contributors:
Thomas E. Breidenthal
James J. Buckley
Ellen F. Davis
Richard B. Hays
Robert W. Jenson
Amy Plantinga Pauw
R. R. Reno
Michael Root

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802862716
Publication Date: 
2008-08-20
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Speaking the Truth in Love: Prophetic Preaching to a Broken World

Speaking the Truth in Love: Prophetic Preaching to a Broken World
$30.00

J. Philip Wogaman challenges preachers not to retreat from the world and to reconsider what they leave out of their sermons. In this helpful guide, he discusses the biblical and theological grounding of prophetic preaching, the pastoral and liturgical setting, Christian moral decision making, and appropriate issues for discussion from the pulpit. He also includes his most compelling sermons, identifying the setting and goals of each.

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9780664257743
Publication Date: 
1998-09-01
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Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching

Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching
$22.00
That the Holy Spirit is present in preaching is something we take for granted. How the Spirit is present is a question we seldom ask. Luke Powery suggests that we fail to ask that question to the detriment of our preaching. Drawing on the tradition of African American preaching, he locates the Spirit's activity in the sermon in two primary places; First, in celebration, the joyous acceptance of God's gifts to the church and to the world. But equally as powerful is the expression of lament, the lifting up of our sorrow, grief, and suffering. In these two experiences the Spirit plays the decisive role, enabling the preacher to lay the congregation's joys and sorrows at the feet of the living God, and announcing God's presence in both our celebration and our lament.
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9780687659746
Publication Date: 
2009-12-01
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SPIRITUAL WISDOM OF THE GOSPELS FOR CHRISTIAN PREACHERS & TEACHERS YEAR B

SPIRITUAL WISDOM OF THE GOSPELS FOR CHRISTIAN PREACHERS & TEACHERS YEAR B
$29.95

2006 Catholic Press Association Award Winner!

With a goal of transcendent awareness, John Shea presents this commentary on the Sunday Gospel readings for those who are drawn to the spiritual wisdom of the Gospels. Ideal for Christian preachers and teachers, and Christians who meditate on the Gospels, Shea's book takes a literary-spiritual approach. He analyzes the mindsets of characters and how Jesus complimented, critiqued, praised these mindsets, to inspire meditation, reflection, and spiritual development. Eating with the Bridegroom, Year B is the second book of a four-volume set, The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers. This set is a lectionary-based resource that references both Roman Catholic and Revised Common Lectionaries, making it useful and interesting to various Christian denominations. A Scripture index makes Shea's insightful reflections accessible for personal reflection on the Gospel texts as well as other uses outside of liturgical preparation. With wisdom relevant to our contemporary world, The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers: Eating with the Bridegroom will find its way to the top of your resource list.

John Shea, STD, is a theologian, author, and storyteller who lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit at work movement.

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9780814629147
Publication Date: 
2005-07-01
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SPOKEN WORD

SPOKEN WORD
$5.95
Book by Tostengard, Sheldon A.
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9780800611491
Publication Date: 
1989-01-01
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This Incomplete One: Words Occasioned by the Death of a Young Person

This Incomplete One: Words Occasioned by the Death of a Young Person
$16.00
These premature deaths supremely test our faith.

This Incomplete One, edited by Michael D. Bush, features sixteen extraordinary sermons from preachers wrestling with the deaths of children and young adults. The preachers here include classic theologians -- Jonathan Edwards, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Karl Barth -- and select modern preachers. Two especially noteworthy features are a thoughtful foreword by Nicholas Wolterstorff, author of Lament for a Son, and the first English translation of the profound sermon preached by Karl Barth at the memorial service for his own son, Matthias.

In the midst of immense grief and suffering, This Incomplete One speaks forth words of quiet hope and comfort.

Even if we cannot rejoice ourselves, we still hear an entirely different voice rejoice. . . . This voice speaks about the completion of even this incomplete one, about his completion as God's servant brought about through death. It speaks about peace and joy and life to the fullest.
-- Karl Barth

In this book:

M. Craig Barnes
Karl Barth
David L. Bartlett
Ronald P. Byars
John Claypool
William Sloane Coffin Jr.
Stephen T. Davis
J. Howard Edington
Jonathan Edwards
Laura Mendenhall
Jeffrey J. Newlin
Jack Roeda
Fleming Rutledge
Friedrich Schleiermacher
Philip Turner
James Van Tholen

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802822277
Publication Date: 
2006-04-01
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Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection

Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection
$16.00
Each volume contains fourteen sermons by outstanding African American women preachers.

Volume 3 is a bold adventure into the prophetic, a territory often thought inappropriate for women.

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9780817015374
Publication Date: 
2008-06-15
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Those Preaching Women: Volume 4

Those Preaching Women: Volume 4
$14.00
When it comes to preaching, Ella Pearson Mitchell is one of the most highly respected and admired individuals. For over five decades, she has reached untold numbers of female preachers not only through her own preaching, but also through her scholarship and by the example of her life. Editing the Judson Press Those Preaching Women series is yet another vehicle Rev. Dr. Mitchell has employed to promote excellence among women in the pulpit. Early volumes featured some of the best African American female preachers alive. Volume 4 is no exception. With co-editor Jacqueline Glass, Mitchell continues this worthy tradition with contributions from more than 20 preachers. Readers will find these model sermons both educational and inspirational from this stellar group of dynamic women in the pulpit.
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9780817014643
Publication Date: 
2004-09-28
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Threat of Life: Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness

Threat of Life: Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness
$18.00
These twenty-two sermons from a master interpreter demonstrate how ancient texts can speak to the whole gamut of human experience even now. Included in Walter Brueggemann's preview are keen observations about the timeless issues of human life, both personal and social: the pain we face, often inflicted on each other; the use and abuse of power; the weakness and fragility of life; the redemptive power of faith; and much more.
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9780800629755
Publication Date: 
1996-09-01
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Together in Christ: Sermons and prayers for the Christian year

Together in Christ: Sermons and prayers for the Christian year
$21.50
Book by White, Erskine
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9781556732379
Publication Date: 
1990-08-30
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Trouble with Jesus: Women, Christology, and Preaching

Trouble with Jesus: Women, Christology, and Preaching
$19.99
Bond explores the homiletical implications of new christologies suggested by feminist theology.
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9780827236356
Publication Date: 
2005-12-03
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Uncommon Preaching: An Alternative to the Lectionary

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$18.00
There is a spiritual hunger in the world today. Many people are seeking answers to life's hard questions. Many people come to church seeking inspiration, help for personal problems, or faith's perspective on life. They come seeking things you cannot find in a search engine. The church has exactly what they need, but too often there is a gap between our message and our ability to send it. Each week, as people pause to learn about faith and get a word of hope, a lot rides on the sermon. Susan Cartmell took a journey across the country to visit churches with great preaching and lively worship. What she discovered was that Evangelical Christians and Unitarian Universalists were using themed preaching effectively to attract new members. Working in her church over the last five years, she has designed a new system for preaching with themes in mainline Protestant churches. She shares her method and her journey in a story that invites you to consider new ways to preach faithfully without using the lectionary. ""Susan Cartmell has written an incisive and personal account of her journey as a preacher, and reports on the discoveries she made along the way. The result is an analysis that will provide ministers important insight into the art of biblical preaching that challenges long-held suppositions on the use of the Common Lectionary. The analysis is accessible and relevant to all who care about the future of mainline Protestantism."" --Christopher Evans, Professor of the History of Christianity, Boston University School of Theology ""Even faithful Christians are often unfamiliar with the content of their own faith, and many have little time, other than Sunday morning, to remedy this. In this new book, Cartmell argues that the weekly lectionary no longer works to guide today's churchgoers; instead she suggests a new, thematic style of preaching that both teaches and engages people with the great themes and ethical imperatives of the faith. A must-read."" --Elizabeth Nordbeck, Moses Brown Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Andover Newton Theological School ""Do we follow the lectionary or follow Jesus? Cartmell's proposal--intuitive, biblically based, user-friendly thematic preaching--is good news for every pastor inclined toward the latter. Rejecting the narrative of a church in decline, Cartmell dares to reimagine Christian proclamation as interactive and inclusive, as tolerant and trenchant. UnCommon Preaching is both witness to congregational revitalization and impetus for different but similarly daring adventures in church reinvention."" --Gregory Mobley, Professor of Christian Bible, Andover Newton Theological School, author of The Return of the Chaos Monsters--and Other Backstories of the Bible Susan E. Cartmell is the Senior Minister of the Congregational Church of Needham, Massachusetts. One of the first women to lead a church this size, she has served as senior minister since 1998. She has written for Christian Century, Upper Room, and Lectionary Homiletics. You can learn more about her at her website www.UncommonPreacher.com.
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9781498204453
Publication Date: 
2015-07-24
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Visually Speaking: Radio and the Renaissance of Preaching

Visually Speaking: Radio and the Renaissance of Preaching
$29.95

What can preachers learn from the art of radio broadcasting? How can preachers develop more imaginative patterns of speaking? Jolyon Mitchell analyzes religious broadcasting in Britain and America, exploring how the speaker can create pictures with words and engage listeners in multisensory ways. This book offers theological insights and practical guidelines to enable preachers to listen and to communicate more creatively in today's media-saturated world.

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9780664222444
Publication Date: 
1999-12-01
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Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place

Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place
$34.00
Preaching, and the discipline of preaching, is at a crossroads. The changing realities of church and theological education, the diversity of our classrooms, and our increasingly complex community contexts leave us in search of tools to help train a rising generation of preachers for a future whose contours are far from clear. In Ways of the Word, a dynamic team of master preachers, Sally A. Brown and Luke A. Powery, speaks with one voice their belief that preaching is a witness to the ongoing work of God in the world.
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9780800699222
Publication Date: 
2016-04-01
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We Speak Because We Have First Been Spoken: A Grammar of the Preaching Life

We Speak Because We Have First Been Spoken: A Grammar of the Preaching Life
$18.00
What kind of Christian wisdom and character are required to hear and speak the Word of God with authenticity? How does the person of the preacher -- his or her spiritual life, moral formation, wisdom, and virtue -- affect the spoken sermon?

Following Augustine's assertion that the preacher must become "a living sermon" -- a person whose language and life are one with the truth of God incarnate in Christ -- Michael Pasquarello here puts forth a vision of preaching that is grounded in personal character, wisdom, judgment, and discernment. Pasquarello's holistic vision draws deeply from the Christian tradition, especially retrieving the wisdom of the great Dominican preacher Thomas Aquinas.

Distinctive for its expansive, interdisciplinary approach to preaching -- as opposed to the how-to, technique-driven programs prevalent today -- Pasquarello's We Speak Because We Have First Been Spoken deals with some of the most significant yet neglected concerns related to preaching and pastoral leadership in our time.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802829177
Publication Date: 
2009-11-01
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Weaving the Sermon: Preaching in a Feminist Perspective

Weaving the Sermon: Preaching in a Feminist Perspective
$19.95

Using images connected with the art and craft of weaving, Christine Smith discusses the special vision that women bring to the task of preaching. She looks at the significance of feminist theology, psychology, and philosophy in terms of their impact on the preaching of all men and women. Among other topics, she considers the authority of the preacher, God language, and global feminism.

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9780664250317
Publication Date: 
1989-01-01
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What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching?: Essays in Honor of Eugene L. Lowry

What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching?: Essays in Honor of Eugene L. Lowry
$27.00
Bringing together some of the finest voices in contemporary homiletics to examine the different forms as well as the status of narrative preaching, What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching? will give readers much to ponder on this impact topic. Teachers of preaching have long recognized that the Bible is told in story form. Yet the responses to the topic of narrative preaching have varied over the years, from singing its praises to outright rejection. The homiletical landscape is always changing, but what many thought might be a fad is still being discussed in the seminaries and practiced in many a pulpit. What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching? asks: What exactly is narrative preaching? What does it mean to be a narrative preacher? Is narrative preaching at odds with exposition? What are the biblical precedents for such an approach? What kinds of theology undergird narrative theory? What is the role of narrative preaching in a time of rampant biblical illiteracy? How does narrative preaching help to shape congregational life? Contributors include: Charles Rice, Ron Allen, Fred Craddock, Frank Thomas, Thomas Long, David Buttrick, Richard Eslinger, Barbara Lundblad, William McClain, Beverly Zink Sawyer, Thomas Troeger, Robin Meyers, David Schlafer, and Mike Graves.
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9780827242555
Publication Date: 
2008-01-01
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Where Have All the Prophets Gone? Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America

$22.00
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9780829818376
Publication Date: 
2006-10-01
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Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Preaching to Confront Racism

Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Preaching to Confront Racism
$18.00
Pastors and leaders long to speak an effective biblical word into the contemporary social crisis of racial violence and black pain. They need a no-nonsense strategy rooted in actual ecclesial life, illuminated in this fine book by a trustworthy guide, Will Willimon, who uses the true story of pastor Hawley Lynn's March of 1947 sermon, "Who Lynched Willie Earle?" as an opportunity to respond to the last lynching in Greenville, South Carolina and its implications for a more faithful proclamation of the Gospel today.

By hearing black pain, naming white complicity, critiquing American exceptionalism/civil religion, inviting/challenging the church to respond, and attending to the voices of African American pastors and leaders, this book helps pastors of white, mainline Protestant churches preach effectively in situations of racial violence and dis-ease.

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9781501832512
Publication Date: 
2017-02-07
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Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource, Year C Part 1

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$25.00
Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, "What will you preach next Sunday?" Year C Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary.

Each week of sermon resources includes:

1.Readings
2.Theme title
3.Introduction to the Readings
4.Encountering the Text
5.Proclaiming the Text
6.Relating the Text

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501847271
Publication Date: 
2018-05-15
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Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B, Part 1

Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B, Part 1
$25.00
Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, "What will you preach next Sunday?" Year B, Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary.

Each week of sermon resources includes:

1. Readings
2. Theme title
3. Introduction to the Readings
4. Encountering the Text
5. Proclaiming the Text
6. Relating the Text

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501847233
Publication Date: 
2017-08-01
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Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B, Part 2

Will Willimon's Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B, Part 2
$25.00
Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, "What will you preach next Sunday?" Year B, Part 2 is part of a six-volume set which includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary.

The sermon resources include:

1. Readings
2. Theme title
3. Introduction to the Readings
4. Encountering the Text
5. Proclaiming the Text
6. Relating the Text

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501847257
Publication Date: 
2017-12-05
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