Preaching

  1. Preaching and Christian Identity

    Article Preaching and Christian Identity

      Postmodernism, secularism, pluralism—these are significant and complicated topics, and I am grateful if you’ve been willing to wrestle with them. But while…

  2. Review: Preaching God's Transforming Justice

    Article Review: Preaching God's Transforming Justice

    From the Preface of Preaching God’s Transforming Justice: A Lectionary Commentary, Year C:  “We send this book forward with the prayer that God will use it to…

  3. What Should I Wear to Preach?

    Article What Should I Wear to Preach?

    Consulting a ministerial manual in mid-20th century America, the preacher was advised to garb and groom like a “minister and a gentlemen” with practical aphorisms…

  4. Altar Call: Yes or No?

    Article Altar Call: Yes or No?

    I would like to offer a word of challenge to preachers on both sides of the theological spectrum regarding the “altar call.” Some of you come from a tradition that…

  5. Preaching through Conflict

    Article Preaching through Conflict

    Conflict and church go together like squash bugs and pumpkin vines. The former may not be welcome in the latter, but its presence is nonetheless inevitable. The question is what…

  6. Praising America More than God

    Article Praising America More than God

    With the U.S. Independence Day holiday coming up, many churches will be holding patriotic worship services extolling the virtues of the nation. However, other congregations and…

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