New books that are shaping conversations about practical theology
The answer, says Leah Schade, is about dialogue as much as any single sermon.
Poetry and fiction grant us glimpses of God.
Like good cooking, good preaching is local, idiosyncratic, and diverse.
Resurrection isn’t something we explain. It’s something we live and breathe.
How can preachers and listeners develop a practice of lingering with the text?
I want others to know the power of the gospel the same way she does.
Pastoral, prophetic, and political
The best preachers, says Russell Mitman, preach liturgically, eschatologically, multi-sensorily, and eight more ways that end in -ly.
The preacher maintains a sacred conversation between God and the congregation.
To teach preaching, I need the witness of Tom Long—and others, too.
Preaching is an embodied act. Do women perform it differently from men?
Mary Clark Moschella recommends the best recently published books in her field.
The headlines spoke of nationalism and war. Barth proclaimed a living God who calls for repentance.
After the Great Migration, some black preachers addressed the issues their white social-gospel counterparts avoided.