Lent Through Eastertide

Lent Through Eastertide

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qFeasting on the Word offers pastors focused resources for Sermon preparation, written by companions on the way. With four different essays on each of the four biblical texts assigned by the Revised Common Lectionary, this series offers preachers sixteen different ways into the proclamation of God's Word on any given occasion. For each reading, preachers will find brief essays on the exegetical, theological, homiletical, and pastoral challenges of the text. The page layout is unusual. By setting the biblical passage at the top of the page and placing the essays beneath it, we mean to suggest the interdependence of these four approaches without granting priority to any one of them. Some readers may decide to focus on the Gospel passage, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text. Others may decide to look for connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays on each one. Wherever they begin, preachers will find what they need in a single volume produced by writers from a wide variety of disciplines and religious traditions. These authors teach in colleges and seminaries. They lead congregations. They write scholarly books as well as columns for the local newspaper. They oversee denominations. In all these capacities and more, they serve God's Word, joining the preacher in the ongoing challenge of bringing that Word to life.... We have been honored to work with a multitude of gifted thinkers, writers, and editors. We present these essays as their offering-and ours-to the blessed ministry of preaching.q-From the introduction by David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown TaylorThe nails are pressed hard into the outline of the cross that adorns the side of the candle. ... Some of the best graveside services in cemeteries happen when there is a mix of ages present. ... adults hide together behind sunglasses, embarrassed by their emotions over death and their discomfort with a committal service.

Title:Lent Through Eastertide
Author:David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 2010-10


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