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I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation by Conversations about Christian community, social justice, and racial reconciliation too often neglect the voices of women-particularly women of color, I Bring the Voices of My People cries out from the edges, centering on the experiences of women of color. If we truly hope to work toward racial reconciliation, we must listen to and mind their voices.
Call Number: ProQuest eBook
Publication Date: October 2019
Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength by In this book, the author, a psychologist and pastoral theologian, examines the burdensome yoke that the ideology of the Strong Black Woman places upon African American women. She demonstrates how the three core features of the ideology--emotional strength, caregiving, and independence--constrain the lives of African American women and predispose them to physical and emotional health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety. Drawing upon womanist pastoral theology and twelve-step philosophy, she calls upon pastoral caregivers to aid in the healing of African American women's identities and crafts a twelve-step program for Strong Black Women in recovery.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 613 W1513t 2014
Publication Date: 19 June 2014
The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by In this timely, insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as ministers of the gospel. Inequality and privilege are real. The Myth of Equality opens our eyes to realities we may have never realized were present in our society and world. And we will be changed for the better as a result.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 261.80973 W998m 2017
Publication Date: 6 June 2017
Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things by Using clear evangelical theology and compelling narratives drawn from two decades of global ministry and travel, Ken Wytsma, the founder of The Justice Conference, shows God''s unchanging love for all His children. On the way, the author calls us back to a proper understanding of biblical justice, a redeeming glimpse into the true meaning of righteousness and the remarkable connection between our own joy, the joy of others, and the wondrous Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pursuing Justice shows that God isn''t primarily concerned with personal piety but about empowering His children to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with their creator. The message is as hopeful as it is fresh: when you discover anew the meaning of the Gospel and give your life away, you will find it...and it will be the best life you can imagine.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 261.8 W998p 2013
Publication Date: 11 February 2013
Bringing the Word to Life: Engaging the New Testament Through Performing It by The New Testament books were written to be read aloud. The original audiences of these texts would have been unfamiliar with our current practice of reading silently and processing with our eyes rather than our ears, so we can learn much about the New Testament through performing it ourselves. Richard Ward and David Trobisch are here to help. Bringing the Word to Life walks the reader through what we know about the culture of performance in the first and second centuries, what it took to perform an early New Testament manuscript, the benefits of performance for teaching, and practical suggestions for exploring New Testament texts through performance today.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 225.6 W216b 2013
Publication Date: 24 April 2013
Craddock Stories by One of the things that makes Fred Craddock's sermons so compelling is his masterful use of storytelling, but, until now, few of his stories have ever been published. This collection offers for the first time hundreds of Craddock stories told in his own words and a glimpse of his life.
Call Number: Preaching Collection 252.066 C884c
Publication Date: June 2001
Feasting on the Gospels by Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series that follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series to provide another unique preaching resource, this time on the most prominent and preached upon New Testament books, the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels will include completely new material that covers every single passage in the New Testament Gospels, making it suitable for both lectionary and non-lectionary use. Moreover, these volumes will incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, with four perspectives for preachers to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. Feasting on the Gospels will provide a special resource for all who preach, either continuously or occasionally, on the Gospels.
Call Number: Reference 226.2077 F3129a-c
Publication Date: 11 November 2013
Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary by With this new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes of the series will cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints' Day. For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays--one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclaimation of the Word on any given occasion. The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series will follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.
Call Number: Preaching Collection 251.6 F3129
Publication Date: 12 April 2010
Speaking from the Heart: Preaching with Passion by To communicate the Gospel with passion, imagination, and power is the dream of every preacher. Ward demonstrates how the principles of performance can empower preachers to create more effective and dynamic sermons. The methods recommended are rooted in Scripture and tradition.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 251 W262s
Publication Date: May 1992
Speaking of the Holy: The Art of Communication in Preaching by Linking the studies of communication and performance art, Richard Ward shows how a "communication-as-performance" perspective can enhance the process of preparing and speaking sermons and improve sermon delivery
Call Number: Preaching Collection 251.03 W262s
Publication Date: September 2005
Delores S. Williams
Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk by In this landmark work of emerging African American womanist theology, Delores Williams finds in the biblical figure of Hagar - mother of Ishmael, cast into the desert by Abraham and Sarah, but protected by God - a prototype for the struggle of African-American women. African slave, homeless exile, surrogate mother, Hagar's story provides an image of survival and defiance appropriate to black women today. Exploring all the themes inherent in Hagar's story - poverty and slavery, ethnicity and sexual exploitation, exile and encounters with God - Sisters in the Wilderness traces parallels in the history of African-American women from slavery to the present. A particular theology - a womanist theology - emerges from this shared experience; specifically, from the interplay of oppressions on account of race, sex, and class.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 230.082 W722s
Publication Date: November 2013