Welcome to another episode of Must Reads where The Rev. Dr. Joni Sancken, Associate Professor of Homiletics at United Theological Seminary, discusses her book “All Our Griefs to Bear”
Must Reads is a collection of book reviews that we believe might be of interest to preachers. Many of the writers are participants in the Peer Groups or the Coaching Program, but other voices are welcome as well. If you have a book you would like to recommend or if you are interested in reviewing a book related to preaching, please email .
Welcome to another episode of Must Reads where Dr. Tyshawn Gardner discusses his book Social Crisis Preaching: Biblical Proclamation for Troubling Times.
Postcolonial preaching is an approach that addresses the legacy of colonialism and its impact on people's spiritual lives.
In her book The People's Sermon: Preaching as a Ministry to the Whole Congregation, Dr. Shauna Hannan focuses on collaborative preaching and defines it as a spectrum of approaches, from checking in with someone about a sermon topic to inviting others to take the microphone during the sermon. She argues that collaborative preaching is important because it helps to equip the whole congregation to proclaim the gospel.
“Becoming Human: The Holy Spirit and the Rhetoric of Race” by Dr. Luke A. Powery
Must Reads, Episode 18, with Dr. Alyce McKenzie and Dr. Owen Lynch, featuring their book “Humor Us!”
Welcome to episode 18 of Must Reads! “Humor Us! “ is a collaborative effort by homiletician Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie and humor scholar Dr. Owen Hanley Lynch that promotes humor, a force capable of great good, to its rightful place in the pulpit.
Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston’s book Claiming the Call to Preach critically examines the dominant historical narrative that overtly or covertly has exercised its power to keep women from preaching.
Welcome to episode 16 of Must Reads with Dr. Sarah Travis, featuring her book Unspeakable: Preaching and Trauma-Informed Theology. The book was inspired by Dr. Travis’ personal experience of grief over the loss of her son.
Interview with Wes Allen and Carrie La Ferle on their new book Preaching and the Thirty Second Commercial, the first in the Preaching and… Series
co-sponsored by the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence at SMU and Westminster John Knox Press.
Different ethical situations require different homiletical responses. Dr. McClure organizes recent literature on ethics and preaching into four ethical approaches.
The book explores the question of what can preachers do to help congregants navigate everyday life with the courage, imagination, and savvy it takes to testify in action and word to God’s mercy and justice.