Books

Books

Uneasy partners

My Easter Sunday sermon preparation was interrupted this year by a two-hour emergency meeting at a local housing authority, where we discussed marketing plans, reserve funds and retaining walls.

Sexual Violence and American Manhood

Sexual violence against women—pervasive in our society—is largely hidden, as in the oppressive presence of date rape on university campuses.

Choosing Church: What Makes a Difference for Teens

Youth pastors hear an inordinate number of generalized and unsubstantiated statistics: X percent of adult Christians chose to follow Christ before the age of 18; X percent of youth workers leave the church after X months; X percent of students choose to follow Christ at a summer camp; X percent of youth leave the church after co

Inscribing the Text: Sermons and Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

A good preacher should be able to teach in a right and orderly way . . . be able to speak well . . . have a good memory . . . be sure of the material and be diligent . . . stake body and life, goods and honor on it . . . [and] know when to stop,” said Martin Luther.