Wrestling With the Word: Preaching on Tricky Texts
Many biblical texts seem almost impossible to preach. They may be violent or terrifying or strange or abrasive. They may deal with matters simply beyond human experience. The preacher could well be tempted to choose an easier text on offer!...
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Many biblical texts seem almost impossible to preach. They may be violent or terrifying or strange or abrasive. They may deal with matters simply beyond human experience. The preacher could well be tempted to choose an easier text on offer! But leaving taxing passages untouched means the Bible is effectively silenced. In Wrestling with the Word, well-known and accomplished preachers grapple with a range of notoriously difficult biblical Old and New Testament texts. As well as providing sample sermons - in an exhilarating variety of structural styles and voices - they offer ideas to help in the planning process of interpreting and applying such passages.
Canon Dr Jamie Harrison is a GP, a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission, and a former advisor to the Department of Health. He is Research Fellow in Healthcare and Religion at St. John?s College, Durham University, a lay member of the General Synod, and an appointed member of the Clergy Discipline Commission. He is joint editor of GP Tomorrow and Clinical Governance in Primary Care, and joint author of How to Survive in Medicine.
Kate Bruce is Deputy Warden and Tutor in Homiletics at Cranmer Hall in Durham. She runs the popular Durham Preaching Conferences and is in demand as a preacher, teacher and retreat leader
- Outstanding Contributors: John Bell, Richard Briggs, Kate Bruce, David Day, James Dunn, Ruth Etchells, Lis Goddard, Lindsey Goodhew, Jamie Harrison, Jolyon Mitchell, Walter Moberly, John Pritchard, Roy Searle, Magdalen Smith, Geoffrey Stevenson, Miriam Swaffield, Mark Tanner, Justin Welby, Alison Wilkinson, David Wilkinson