Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tradition for Crisis

Tradition for Crisis: A Study in Hosea (1968) was one of Walter Brueggemann’s first publications, if not the first. I picked it up at Lipscomb library, and it proved to exceed my expectations. I’ve been studying the Minor Prophets, so … Continue reading

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Should We Hate Religion But Love Jesus?

The religion blog police have sent me notice of pending removal of my blog credentials unless I comment on this YouTube video. As of this writing, the video has over 17.3 million views in 2 1/2 weeks, and it has … Continue reading

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Metaphors for Preaching

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I’ve started Thomas Long’s The Witness of Preaching for my class this semester. This has become a standard text on preaching in many seminaries and preaching classes. I’m not done, but I must say that this book is outstanding so … Continue reading

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Preaching Class

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Certainly someone who faux preaches that well wouldn’t need a class on preaching! You wouldn’t think so (that is, until you actually heard me speak), but it’s true. This semester, I’m taking an Intro to Preaching class at Lipscomb. It’s … Continue reading

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16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham

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In October 2011, I traveled to Birmingham with my friend Chris Cotten. One of the side-trips we made was to the 16th Street Baptist Church, site of the 1963 bombing. The church is noted for its role in the Civil … Continue reading

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Reflections on MLK, Jr. Day

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Today I am off of work for the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, and I’m reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement. It has always been a subject that fascinates me, and I’ve enjoyed seeing its development through the … Continue reading

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