New today from the Century:
- Elizabeth Myer Boulton and Matthew Myer Boulton on the power of poetic preaching: "People are surrounded by dehumanizing forces and discouraging lies. Preachers should name these—and replace them with wearable forms of truth." (subscription required)
- Wallace W. Bubar blogs the lectionary: "I find it challenging to preach on non-narrative texts. The book of James is particularly difficult."
- John Nash on problems with praising church growers
- A brief review of Home, by Toni Morrison