Must Reads Classics is a series of reviews of classic books in the field of Homiletics, both historically and today. It’s a great way to visit and revisit the preaching approaches of the most influential preachers past and present!

Must Reads Classics – Saved from Silence: Finding Women's Voice in Preaching by Mary Donovan Turner

In this episode of Must Reads Classics, Dr. O. Wesley Allen, Jr. interviews Dr. Mary Donovan Turner - Carl Patton Professor of Preaching and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Pacific School of Religion, and Dr. Mary Lin Hudson - Professor Emeritus of Homiletics and Liturgics at Memphis Theological Seminary, about their book “Saved from Silence: Finding Women's Voice in Preaching.”

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Must Reads Classics – As One Without Authority by Fred B. Craddock

In this episode of Must Reads Classics, Dr. Alyce McKenzie interviews Dr. Thomas Long, the Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, about Fred B. Craddock’s book “As One Without Authority.”

Monday, September 11, 2023

Must Reads Classics - Homiletic Moves and Structures by David Buttrick

In this interview, Dr. David Schnasa Jacobsen, Bishops Scholar in Homiletics and Preaching, and Director of the Homiletical Theology Project at Boston University School of Theology, talks about his professor, David Buttrick, and his influential book "Homiletic Moves and Structures" published in 1987.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Must Reads Classics - The Four Pages of the Sermon by Paul Scott Wilson

In this episode of Must Reads Classics, Dr. Paul Scott Wilson, professor of Homiletics Emeritus at Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto, discusses his book “The Four Pages of the Sermon” where he provides guidance to preachers on how to craft an effective sermon. The book is structured around four pages or stages that make up a typical sermon: the exegetical page, the theological page, the homiletical page, and the narrative page. 

Thursday, April 27, 2023