A faith-inspiring gathering of sermons from women priests, rabbis, ministers, and professors offers a view of new feminist patterns and world views that face the realities of modern faith and life, presenting powerful visions of women's place in the world. Reprint.
Selected from over 3,500 sermons, this volume features Spurgeon's preaching on women--be they pious, notorious, or infamous--who populate the Old and New Testaments. Included are Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Rahab, Delilah, Ruth, Hannah, the Queen of Sheba, Esther, Mary (the mother of Jesus), Mary of Bethany, Mary and Martha, the Samaritan woman, Lydia, and more. Spurgeon began selling his sermons early in his career, and they have been published in many formats over the last century and a half. Retypeset and redesigned, this new collection from Hendrickson features a modern, easy-to-read format.
Should women who preach, preach as women? Preaching Women argues that far from being a gender-neutral space, the pulpit is a critical place in which a gender imbalance can begin to be redressed. There is a vital need for women preachers to speak out of their experience of living as women in today’s culture and church Filling a glaring gap in the literature around homiletics, Filling a glaring gap in the literature around homiletics, Preaching Women considers reasons why women preachers should preach from their experiences as women, what women bring to preaching that is missing without us, and how women preachers can go about the task of biblical preaching. With a foreword by Libby Lane.
"Studying the women of the Bible is a necessary and much-needed activity," says Lisa Wilson Davison. "It is the only way to right the wrongs of sexist interpretations of the Bible and the resulting oppression of women." Combining biblical exegesis with archaeological findings and the practice of midrash, Davison uncovers and brings to the forefront the roles that women have played in the development of faith. She shows us how much our foremothers have to teach us about living in relationship with God and one another. From the familiar-Mary and the mothers of Moses-to the relatively unknown-the daughter of Jephthah and Huldah, Preaching the Women of the Bible proclaims a more complete faith story and enriches our understanding. Davison focuses on ten women whose contributions have been overlooked or under represented. For each she provides an exegetical introduction to the text, historical and cultural context, insights for sermons, and a sample sermon.
This text provides a step-by-step guide to approaching the Bible from a feminist standpoint. Susan Durber gives advice on how to preach the lectionary, how to find new angles on well-known texts, and how to challenge and recast well-established interpretations. She also includes sample sermons from her own preaching.
This book of sermons brings together work by women who live at the centre of the church's life and by those who live at its margins. Through its many voices it seeks to present new paradigms for preaching and for theology, and offers a challenge to many long-held traditions and assumptions.
My Sermon Notes Journal is the perfect tool to record, remember, and reflect on each week's sermon. Every week has a two page spread that includes a space to write the scripture, a note taking section, a space to journal your take away from the lesson, a space to record your weekly prayer requests, and an additional space to write down any upcoming church events, activities, or opportunities! Sized at 6in x 9in, it's the perfect journal to throw in your purse! The journal acts as a keepsake to record your notes and thoughts that you can look back on for years to come. It's a perfect gift for yourself or a friend!
Where do preachers get their ideas for sermons, and how do they turn those ideas into great sermons week after week? Sharing their experiences, these dynamic women preachers take us through their process from conception, through development, to the actual delivery of the sermon and beyond. Each chapter includes a sermon that illustrates the results of that preacher's labor of love. Contributors include: Barbara Shires Blaisdell, Teresa L. Fry Brown, Jana Childers, Linda L. Clader, Yvette Flunder, Mary G. Graves, Linda Carolyn Loving, Barbara K. Lundblad, Karen Stokes, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mary Donovan Turner, Margaret Moers Wenig.