Looking for new ways to open up the readings for your congregation? Try this collection of twelve dramatic readings of Revised Common Lectionary texts that fall between Ash Wednesday...
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...
In Treasures Old and New Gail Ramshaw illuminates forty primary images from the three-year lectionary. With each of the images she considers related terms,...
This beautiful book offers poems and literary pieces for Sundays and principal feasts throughout the liturgical year. Each selection relates to an aspect of...
Embodied Liturgy marks a “return to the body” in thinking about Christian liturgy and sacramental practice. With the body as a primary focus, the volume explores the crucial content of liturgical theology, examining the offices of prayer, the church’s liturgical calendar, sacraments and sacramental theology, word and sacramental liturgy, ritual studies, music and art, and cultural issues.
Caregiving practices in churches often center around listening and giving counsel, making referrals, and creating support groups for specific needs. In Caring Liturgies...
This unique textbook not only lays out the religious-studies framework of a contemporary understanding of worship, it also offers a full history of Christian...
Este documento fue adoptado en la Asamblea Nacional de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América en el 1997 para ser utilizado como guía en las prácticas sacramentales de la iglesia.
David Lose takes preachers on a tour of the major cultural influences of the last century, exploring how they offer opportunities to cultivate a more relevant faith in the twenty-first century.
This fifth title in the Elements of Preaching series offers preaching students and clergy an overview of some of the most common sermonic forms and provides...
Shaping the Claim helps the preacher discover the core of the message to be preached—the sermonic "claim." In order to be effective, says...
Now available in paperback, Holy Ground illumines how the central symbols and interactions of Christian liturgy yield a new understanding and experience of the...
This volume provides preaching students and clergy with introductory knowledge of current approaches and methods in biblical studies, familiarity with the...
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...
James Harris advocates the salient features of liberation preaching, especially as exemplified in black-church settings. For all preachers who take seriously...
This new release of Martin E. Marty's classic book on Holy Communion features a new study guide to help individual readers and study groups ponder the...
An expert guide from Galillee to Jerusalem This new resource examines the major literary units of Mark's Gospel with an eye toward helping the pastor in...
This book explores the dynamics of ecclesial and liturgical theology, examining the body of Christ in action.
As the global climate crisis worsens, many churches have sought to respond by instituting a movement to observe a liturgical season of creation. Scholars who...
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