Embodied Liturgy: Lessons in Christian Ritual
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.
Caring Liturgies: The Pastoral Power of Christian Ritual
Caregiving practices in churches often center around listening and giving counsel, making referrals, and creating support groups for specific needs. In Caring Liturgies...
Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope
In an age when the so-called prosperity gospel holds sway in many Christian communities or the good news of Christ is reduced to feel-good bromides...
Proclamation and Celebration: Preaching on Christmas, Easter, and Other Festivals
Proclamation and Celebration focuses homiletically on the six principal festivals of the church year: Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, and Holy Trinity...
The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary
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...
Holy Conversation: Spirituality for Worship
Despite widespread interest in spirituality, its most common corporate form, congregational worship, is rarely discussed in those terms.
Proclaiming the Gospel
This volume captures central emphases of the Lutheran tradition for use in preaching, especially its distinctive use of the Bible, its Archimedean theological...
Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation
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...
Shaping the Claim: Moving from Text to Sermon
Shaping the Claim helps the preacher discover the core of the message to be preached—the sermonic "claim." In order to be effective, says...
Knowing the Context: Frames, Tools, and Signs for Preaching
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...
Christian Assembly: Marks of the Church in a Pluralistic Age
What is church? What makes the church one? While these questions may seem innocuous, church has become conflicted territory, with internal factions, external...
Literary Companion to the Festivals
This beautiful volume offers poems and other literary readings to enhance liturgical celebration of the church's Lesser Festivals and Commemorations. Drawn...
The Gospel of John exhibits a peculiar Christian language and thought that need to be understood and employed in the preaching ministry. The preacher's task...
New Creation: Elements of a Liturgical Worldview
Although the twentieth century witnessed a thorough liturgical revival and renewal, the last ten years exploded in diverse and conflicting styles, settings,...
Best Advice for Preaching
A bright new resource for the working preacher, Best Advice for Preaching garners the preaching wisdom of America's most outstanding preachers and...
Stories for Telling: A Treasury for Christian Storytellers
"Where can I find good, enjoyable stories that deal with Christian values?" "What can I use to communicate the gospel in story language?" Well-known...
The Preached God: Proclamation in Word and Sacrament
The Preached God speaks directly to preachers, calling them to deliver the truths of forgiveness, life, and salvation through both word and sacrament to all who listen.
Journey to the Empty Tomb
Accessible and informed, this book from best-selling author, Paula Gooder, focuses on the events leading up to the first Easter-the Gospel accounts of the death and resurrection of Jesus that are at the very heart of the Christian faith.
The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word
Walter Brueggemann declares that the necessary character of truly prophetic preaching today is "a contestation between narratives." If the dominant narrative of our time...
Performing the Gospel: Orality, Memory, and Mark
This ground-breaking volume gathers the best new work in Gospels criticism centered on how the Gospels actually came to be: through oral tradition, story...
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