Greetings From the Editor
March 9, 2016 – 10:39 pm | No Comment

by Jin Hee Han

Our spring issue of 2016 compels us to re-start our New Year with a reflection on creation. The theme has inspired poets and preachers, as well as the ancient rabbis who gave the theme the prestigious place at the beginning of the Bible. According to a legend, the book of Job was a contender as the head of the Bible, but the sages agreed that the story of the Bible should begin with creation, not with suffering. Firmly grounded in this tradition, many of our authors direct us to the first part of the book of Genesis.

In this issue on creation, we encounter voices that challenge us to learn to value the life of the oppressed for whom God cares. They tell us that God has created human beings in God’s own image, and that every person helps us see God in all spectrums of colors and physical manifestations.

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Preaching the Psalms: Theological Affirmations and Questions
October 28, 2007 – 7:22 pm | Comments Off on Preaching the Psalms: Theological Affirmations and Questions
Preaching the Psalms: Theological Affirmations and Questions

by Ronald J. Allen

Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for October

Words, the Word, and the People of the Book
October 28, 2007 – 7:21 pm | Comments Off on Words, the Word, and the People of the Book
Words, the Word, and the People of the Book

by J. Martin Bailey

Regardless of who performs the ministries of caring and sensitivity, the Word is still becoming flesh and the work of Christ continues.

What if Apostle Paul Needed the Gospels?
October 28, 2007 – 7:20 pm | Comments Off on What if Apostle Paul Needed the Gospels?
What if Apostle Paul Needed the Gospels?

by Jeffrey A. Mackey

Without the Gospels we have road maps but no destination.

The Power of Words
October 28, 2007 – 6:38 pm | Comments Off on The Power of Words
The Power of Words

by Margaret Dorgan

Transforming action is accomplished through the awesome power of human utterance.

Serving the Word: Preaching as Sacrament
October 28, 2007 – 3:57 pm | Comments Off on Serving the Word: Preaching as Sacrament
Serving the Word: Preaching as Sacrament

by Martin B. Copenhaver

When preaching is not a form of good advice, but rather proclaims this good news, it has the ability to nurture a congregation in ways that cannot be fully measured.

You and I Have a Journey to Make
July 12, 2007 – 11:54 am | Comments Off on You and I Have a Journey to Make
You and I Have a Journey to Make

by Margaret Dorgan

Why did God create you and me? What is being asked of me in the here and now? Of you? God had a purpose in assigning a certain number of years to our existence. “The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother God named my name,” says Isaiah. I apply the prophet’s words to myself.