Preaching God s Transforming Justice

Author: Ronald J. Allen
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664234534
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This is the final volume in a unique new commentary series that helps the preacher identify and reflect on the social implications of the biblical readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. The essays concentrate on the themes of social justice in the weekly texts and how those themes can be teachable moments for preaching social justice in the church. In addition to the lectionary days, there are essays for twenty-two "Holy Days of Justice," including Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, and Children's Sabbath. These days are intended to enlarge the church's awareness of God's call for justice and of the many ways that call comes to the church and world today.

Sermon Treks

Author: Ronald J. Allen
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426763867
Format: PDF
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Discover creative new trails for preaching beyond the lectionary.

Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary

Author: Paul Scott Wilson
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426766327
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary begins with the conviction that Scripture speaks first and foremost to Christians now. Its message engages Christian belief and action in the present day. While informed by the best in current biblical studies, its commentary on the Scripture passages of the Revised Common Lectionary focuses on the questions of Christian life in the world that church members bring to worship. Each entry is co-written by a theologian and homiletician and seeks to answer the questions, "What does this passage say about the gospel and how does it speak to my encounter with God in Christ and my calling as a Christian in the world?" This volume showcases theological matters that arise from the biblical texts in the lectionary and from the church seasons and special days. This important resource draws upon recent scholarship in various disciplines with a view to enriching the theological contribution of sermons in the years to come.

Sunday Matters

Author: Mark O'Brien
Publisher: ATF Press
ISBN: 1921817011
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This book contains reflections on the Sunday Bible Readings for Year A in the Roman Catholic Lectionary. They are intended to assist those preparing homilies or talks on the readings, as well as others whose curiosity and questions have been aroused by these readings. Reflections on Year B and Year C in the the liturgical cycle will appear in subsequent volumes.

The Gospel of C sar Ch vez

Author: Mario T. Garcia
Publisher: Sheed & Ward
ISBN: 1461635438
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Once asked to explain how he had sustained himself over so many years of struggle, César Chávez responded: "I don't think I could base my will to struggle on cold economics or some political doctrine. For me, the base must be faith." In evaluating the life and struggles of César Chávez, one of the most recognized Latino leaders in the United States and the first labor leader to successfully organize and unionize U.S. farm workers, many historians, journalists, and other writers have largely missed one significant factor of his life—his faith and deep spirituality. The Gospel of César Chávez uses the prolific leader's own words to express his profound faith and the way it shaped his life and leadership.

A Preacher s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series

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Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611646650
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Preachers get the best of lectionary and topical series preaching with this comprehensive manual of sermon series ideas based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Designed to frame consecutive weeks of lectionary texts into seasonal and short-term series, a diverse group of twelve preachers outline multiple thematic series plans for each lectionary year. Each series plan provides a series overview, chart that outlines each segment of the series, tips and ideas, scriptural references, and a brief sermon starter. The series honors holy days and seasons and responds to typical patterns of church attendance, maximizing visitor retention and member engagement. Pastors can honor their commitment to lectionary preaching while taking advantage of the benefits series preaching can offer with this truly unique resource. Contributors include: Theresa Cho, Pastor of St. John's Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California Bob Dannals, Rector of St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas Magrey R. DeVega, Pastor of Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida Brian Erickson, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama Mihee Kim-Kort, Presbyterian Minister and Campus Ministry Leader at University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky Cleophus J. LaRue, Professor of Homiletics, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey Jacqueline J. Lewis, Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York City, New York Katherine Willis Pershey, Pastor of First Congregational Church, Western Springs, Illinois Paul Rock, Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Kansas Martin Thielen, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Cookeville, Tennessee Winnie Varghese, Priest and Director of Community Outreach at Trinity Wall Street, New York, New York

The Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual 2014

Author: Jenee Woodard
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426770979
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introducing The Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual! Get the best from the best. Invest some time in careful thought and conversation with creative ideas and with people who successfully express the power and inspiration of God through preaching. The Abingdon Preaching Annual, a long-time trusted resource, is now The Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual, created in collaboration with Jenee Woodard, curator of the popular website, textweek.com. From editor, Jenee Woodard: “When I consider the word creative, media certainly comes to mind, but more than that, I think of preaching that offers radical hope, disturbing challenge to the status quo, and fresh, personal insight from God through the text and the preacher.” For each week and liturgical event of the calendar year, The Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual 2014 offers: A variety of perspectives on the lectionary texts in conversation with one another Original contributions, reprinted blog excerpts Access to the blogs and websites of online contributors Media and music suggestions related to the lectionary texts Contributors from a across the world In addition to the weekly entries, the Annual provides: A comprehensive online resource list Scripture Index Contributor Index

Hearing the Word of God

Author: John R. Donahue
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814627839
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During the four decades since Vatican II the Catholic community has been transformed into a Bible reading, Bible praying church which continues to attract new or renewed members. Hearing the Word of God contributes to the Gospel in its liturgical context by offering ideas and perspectives that are useful for preaching or in personal prayer and reflection. The commentaries on the lectionary readings in Hearing the Word of God first appeared as a popular weekly column in America, covering Cycle B. Since some of the Sundays in the Cycle were displaced by particular feasts, reflections on these Sundays have also been added. Hearing the Word of God includes Scripture readings for the Sunday, followed by a reflection on the reading and concludes with Praying with Scripture," a series of questions and meditations to guide readers in making a personal application of the reflection. John R. Donahue, SJ, PhD, is the Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland. He is the co-author with Daniel Harrington, SJ, of the Sacra Pagina commentary on The Gospel of Mark, published by The Liturgical Press. "

Parables for Preachers

Author: Barbara E. Reid
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814625507
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The parables of Jesus are puzzling sayings and stories with world-transforming potential. Parables for Preachers offers an understanding of how parables work and a fresh variety of possible meanings not only for Jesus's original audience and for the early Christians for whom Matthew, Mark, and Luke wrote but also for contemporary Christians as well. The Gospel parables are analyzed in the order in which they appear in the Lectionary, making this book an indispensable resource for preachers, teachers, catechists, liturgy planners, and Bible study groups. Barbara Reid is Professor of New Testament at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. She is the author of Matthew in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series as well as Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke, both published by Liturgical Press.