We are pleased to partner with a number of publishers and authors to further the study and renewal of worship. As you explore the 150+ publications we have produced and supported, you will notice a wide range of topics that relate in some way to the worship life of congregations. You will also notice a wide range of scholarly and pastoral approaches to worship and congregational studies. We hope in this way to provide abundant resources on crucial issues that will help you grow in your understanding and practice of worship, theology, and ministry.
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Sermons That Sing: Music and the Practice of PreachingBy: Noel Snyder
Preaching and music are both regular elements of Christian worship across the theological spectrum. But they often don't interact or inform each other in meaningful ways.
Glittering Vices, 2nd Edition: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their RemediesBy: Rebecca Konyndyk De Young
Drawing on centuries of wisdom from the Christian ethical tradition, this book takes readers on a journey of self-examination, exploring why our hearts are captivated by glittery but false substitutes for true human goodness and happiness.
Why We Listen to SermonsBy: Scott Hoezee
This book on preaching provides insight into not only what a sermon is but what it should be and how those who listen to sermons can evaluate what they are hearing.
Letters to Growing Pastors: Reflections on Ministry for Coffee-Cup ConversationBy: Howard Vanderwell
All those who enter the pastoral ministry desire to succeed. Yet they all find, surprisingly, that a number of key issues come up for consideration. Most pastors find that most of these issues appear during the first ten years of pastoring. During those years the pattern is determined, which will point to the success or to the development of habits that will reduce effectiveness and produce stumbling.
Caring Worship: Helping Worship Leaders Provide Pastoral Care through the LiturgyBy: Howard Vanderwell
This book takes a new and fresh look at the worship liturgy.
Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and JournalistsBy: Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
Though aimed especially at preachers, this beautifully written book will benefit anyone interested in the wisdom to be derived from reading.
150: Finding Your Story in the PsalmsBy: Kevin J. Adams
Explore the psalms through the human experiences of joy, anger, pain, fear, and love as Kevin Adams tells the stories of real people crying out to God.
Leading through the WaterBy: Paul Galbreath
In Leading through the Water, Paul Galbreath demonstrates one way of linking baptismal practice to daily life as congregations provide an alternative witness to the cultural voices around us. At the same time, it expands the vision of baptism from a single occasion to a distinctive way of life within a community of faith and a primary metaphor for Christian discipleship.
Preaching and StewardshipBy: Craig Satterlee
In Preaching and Stewardship, Craig Satterlee offers a nuts-and-bolts handbook on preaching stewardship, raising issues preachers need to consider when preparing stewardship sermons and offering advice on how to address them.
The Pastor as Minor PoetBy: Craig Barnes
The Pastor as Minor Poet calls pastors to continually search for the deeper, truer understandings of what they see--both in the text of scripture and in the text of their parishioners' lives.
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies
Winsome and wise, Glittering Vices is intriguing for any reader interested in spiritual disciplines and character formation. Its rich content makes it useful in undergraduate and seminary ethics courses as well.
Preaching EthicallyBy: Ronald Sisk
Preaching Ethically offers guidelines for preaching in light of a range of factors that might tempt a preacher to misuse the pulpit.
Performance in PreachingBy: Clayton Schmit
While there is no shortage of texts offering advice on the writing and delivery of sermons, most adopt a fairly traditional approach to the subject. This book takes a unique approach by examining the role of performance in preaching.
Leading From the TableBy: Paul Galbreath
Developing leadership skills that connect the congregations eucharistic practice to the life and work of the church is essential to moving toward unity throughout the church. This book is not a how-to manual on presiding techniques but a series of reflections about the way the prayer at the communion table provides a pattern for our lives.
When God Speaks Through YouBy: Craig Satterlee
Homiletics professor Craig Satterlee helps preachers and their congregations learn to listen to one another with grace.
Choosing the KingdomBy: John Addison Dally
A work of theology and a how-to guide for preachers who want to rethink both the form and the content of their preaching to move a congregation from maintenance to mission.
Stilling the StormBy: Kathy Smith
Smith explores the wide range of liturgical resources available for congregations in difficult situations and how those resources can best fit the specific situation they are experiencing.
When God Speaks Through ChangeBy: Craig Satterlee
Anyone who has preached at a wedding and a funeral in the same week can attest to the power of the occasion to impact the preaching event. Craig Satterlee reflects on how to integrate such significant events into the preaching ministry of the church.
Proclaiming the Christmas GospelBy: John D. Witvliet, David Vroege
John D. Witvliet and David Vroege offer this outstanding collection of Christmas messages from giants of the Christian faith, such as John Calvin, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, Bernard of Clairvaux, and more.