It’s a homiletical bonanza… This is because the Episcopal Preaching Foundation’s yearly Preaching Excellence Program just wrapped up; and here’s an article summarizing the presentations. A few notes: On Tom Troeger’s poetry selections: perfect! I often use these two poems myself in talking about what Anglican preaching should be. I
This article just came down the wire on the teaching of preaching in Episcopal seminaries. There’s quite a lot I want to say about this—but don’t have the time at the moment. I’ll just let out a few bullet points for now: First, there is a shortage of trained faculty.
In the continuing discussion on preaching and originality (begun here and continued here), I have another piece to add from a comment M made while working on a sermon for Trinity. She reminded me that it is often in the context of writing and attempting to communicate to others we
Here’s an interesting response to the issue discussed previously about sermon stealing. I do have to take issue with the history of preaching presented by the author, however; it’s not entirely accurate. Nevertheless, one of the things that left me scratching my head after my last preaching class is the
There’s a very thought-provoking article by homiletician Tom Long currently up at the Christian Century on rampant sermon theft. Speaking as a teacher of preaching, he’s not exaggerating the situation… There’s a much longer post here to be written that I’ve started at times but never satisfactorily completed that probes
This is an update to the thoughts below on lectionary usage of troublesome biblical texts. Bls made some great observations over at Dr. Good’s comments. She and I have had this discussion before but I’m afraid it hadn’t quite sunk in entirely. Here’s another try. I think what I was
Dr. Deidre Good of GTS has written a short thought about ++Rowan’s lecture on Scripture interpretation. (h/t *Christopher) In it, she specifically addresses something that is a major concern of mine. That is, if the liturgical gathering is the primary and normative locus for the Body of Christ encountering the
Whatever your thoughts on +Tom Wright’s politicking in these days of turmoil, do not miss his Easter Vigil sermon. This is what an Easter sermon ought to be–engaging, scriptural, and focused entirely on the resurrection.