The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching
African American congregations have long been celebrated as a locus for powerful, prophetic preaching, but at its best they have also embraced a strong pastoral...
The Word Militant: Preaching a Decentering Word
Against the easy assurance of a too-enculturated religion, Walter Brueggemann refocuses the preaching task around the decentering, destabilizing, always risky...
The People's Work, paperback edition: A Social History of the Liturgy
Distinguished liturgical historian and theologian Frank Senn here ventures behind the liturgical screen, behind the texts, and behind the rubrics to reconstruct...
Preaching from the Lectionary: An Exegetical Commentary: Stand-alone CD-ROM
In this rich and deeply informative resource, one of the most learned and insightful biblical scholars of our time provides an exegetical analysis of each...
Preaching Doctrine: For the Twenty-First Century
Fewer people today are familiar with the vital theological ideas from the Christian tradition. Preaching about the continuing relevance and richness of this...
Finding Language and Imagery: Words for Holy Speech
Sermons use words. And though it appears obvious that preachers should be careful and exacting in word choice, novice preachers often set aside this aspect of...
Serving the Word: Preaching in Worship
This book invites the reader to see how God's word can become the crux not only of the sermon but of the worship service as a whole. Over the past half-century,...
Interpreting the Bible: Approaching the Text in Preparation for Preaching
This volume provides preaching students and clergy with introductory knowledge of current approaches and methods in biblical studies, familiarity with the...
Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology
Now available in paperback, Holy Ground illumines how the central symbols and interactions of Christian liturgy yield a new understanding and experience of the...
Kindling Desire for God: Preaching as Spiritual Direction
The discipline of preaching has undergone several evolutionary moments in the past century, focusing on its purpose as being variously persuasion, explanation,...
The Eucharist: Bodies, Bread, and Resurrection
Bieler and Schottroff bring together the best of contemporary scholarship on ritual theory and practice, Eucharistic origins, the Eucharist and eschatology,...
Preaching without Contempt: Overcoming Unintended Anti-Judaism
Marilyn Salmon's persuasive and practical work helps preachers to identify the ways that Christian preachers perpetuate the long tradition of Christian...
The Word Made Plain: The Power and Promise of Preaching
Preaching mediates the word of God into a cultural matrix. And no American preaching has done so more effectively and powerfully than African American...
Design for Preaching
An extremely modern approach on how to preach, stressing the individuality of each sermon. An aid to the experienced preacher as well as the seminary...
Preaching God's Compassion: Comforting Those Who Suffer
This is a book about human suffering and the church's efforts to minister to those who are suffering. It uses the resources of contemporary pastoral care to...
Preaching to Every Pew: Cross-Cultural Strategies
The growing cultural diversity of American society is mirrored in the pews and parishes of mainline denominations and represents a dynamic challenge to the...
Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art
Explains how to analyze a congregation so the sermon really fits the listeners. Provides practical helps for preparing and delivering sermons that are meaningful and appropriate.
The Threat of Life: Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness
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...
Fundamentals of Preaching: Second Edition
Originally published in 1983, Fundamentals of Preaching has been a leading comprehensive textbook on preaching, guiding in the novice from the first steps...
James Harris advocates the salient features of liberation preaching, especially as exemplified in black-church settings. For all preachers who take seriously...
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