My friends of the Crackers & Grape Juice podcast had me back on to talk about my new book, Preachers Dare. Johanna, Teer, and Jason asked me about Barth’s bold declaration that Deus Dixit, God speaks. We then get into why sentimentality is the enemy of the Gospel. I even sneak a Proust reference in.
I was quoted by Mya Jaradet in this Deseret News article about what pastors should do about differing political opinions within their congregations. The executive summary: don’t worry too much about it! While many pastors avoid tackling a partisan divide head on for fear of exacerbating tensions, others say that such tensions should be expectedContinue reading “The Church’s Political Divide?”
Preachers Dare is a book that grew out of the Beecher Lectures I was scheduled to give this fall at Yale Divinity School. Drawing on my decades of preaching thousands of sermons, it’s a theology of preaching that begins at Barth’s maxim Deus Dixit, God speaks. For the next couple weeks, I’ll be running aContinue reading “Preachers Dare: Excerpt III”
Rick Lischer and I talked tonight about what possibilities open up for Advent sermons this year. After reflecting on what makes Advent distinctive, we considered some of the lectionary texts, watched and critiqued a portion of a sermon I gave during Advent at Edenton St UMC last year, and took some questions. You can watchContinue reading “Preaching Advent 2020: Recording Posted”
This evening (11/18 @ 7pm EST), my longtime colleague Richard Lischer and I will host a Zoom conversation about preaching during Advent in this mixed-up, messed-up year of 2020 and all of the opportunities and challenges associated therewith. You can register here.
My “Telling the Good News” webinar with Paraclete Press is today, starting at 9:00AM EST and finishing this afternoon at 3:00PM. In this workshop, I will reflect upon the claims of the gospel of Jesus Christ, how the good news of Christ is distinctive and demanding. Then we will explore some of the challenges ofContinue reading “Good News!”
It’s not too late to sign up for my Telling the Good News webinar with Paraclete Press! The event is this Friday November 13 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM EST. If you sign up with a group of five or more people, there’s a 30% group discount available. This is the schedule: 9:00 AMSession 1: What’s the GoodContinue reading “Telling the Good News Webinar”
Preachers Dare is a book that grew out of the Beecher Lectures I was scheduled to give this fall at Yale Divinity School. Drawing on my decades of preaching thousands of sermons, it’s a theology of preaching that begins at Barth’s maxim Deus Dixit, God speaks. For the next couple weeks, I’ll be running aContinue reading “Preachers Dare: Excerpt II”
My longtime colleague Richard Lischer, professor emeritus of preaching at Duke Divinity School, and I are hosting a Zoom webinar November 18th at 7pm on the particular challenges and opportunities associated with preaching during Advent this year. We’ll consider examples and take questions. You can register for it here at this link. The Zoom roomContinue reading “Preaching Advent 2020”
Back in September, I led a webinar for Duke Divinity School’s Convocation and Pastors’ School based on my book last year Leading with the Sermon. That video is now available on Duke’s Warpwire.