How can hope be sustained when traumatic memories of conflict or oppression haunt a person or group? This question has become central in a course I am teaching with an African-American colleague. In “Remembrance and Reconciliation,” we are examining the legacies of racism and racial division in South Africa and the U.S.
Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale
The Witness of Preaching (second edition)
Thomas G. Long
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
A Chorus of Witnesses: Model Sermons for Today's Preacher
My favorite book on the theology of preaching—which helps me remember what I’m doing and why—is the first one I ever read, the one that convinced me that going to seminary wasn’t a completely insane idea. Buechner’s gift for wringing beauty out of pain is one I appreciate more and more.
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