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Leah D. Schade | Sermons (69) May 17th, 2017

Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit

[Note: This book is available for sale in the AllianceConnect bookstore.] How can we proclaim justice for God's Creation in the face of global warming? How does fracking fit with "the earth and its fullness are the Lord's?" Creation-Crisis Preaching works with the premise that all of Creation, including humankind, needs to hear the Good News of Jesus resurrection in this age in which humanity is crucifying Creation. Informed by years of experience as an environmental activist and minister, Leah Schade equips preachers to interpret the Bible through a green lens, become rooted in environmental theology, and learn how to understand their preaching context in terms of the particular political, cultural, and biotic setting of their congregation. Creation-Crisis Preaching provides both theoretical grounding and practical tips for preachers to create environmental sermons that are relevant, courageous, creative, pastoral, and inspiring.

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John C. Holbert | Sermons (69) Apr 25th, 2017

Preaching Creation: The Environment and the Pulpit

The human race, along with the animals and plants that make up the creation of God, face a difficult future due to the multiple ways that the ecosystem on which they all depend is currently under stress. Temperatures are rising along with the oceans. Rain forests are falling along with the polar ice caps. Questions of the environment are now front and center in any catalog of concerns. Those who are called to preach need to include in the subjects of their sermons these environmental issues. Our Bible contains significant resources, often overlooked, as bases on which powerful environmental sermons can be preached. This book introduces the subject of preaching and the environment, offering close looks at important biblical passages that address the cosmos of God, and presenting sample sermons founded on those passages. The book calls for preachers both to name the vast problems we face and to offer the hope of the gospel of God to address them.

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Doug Hammack | Sermons (69) Mar 16th, 2017

Abuse of Power 3: Abused And Not Even Knowing It

This is one in a lesson series on the good and bad uses of power. For audio of this lesson: http://www.northraleighcommunitychurch.org/audio input the search term "abuse power." To dialogue w/ the author on themes of the emerging church, go to www.DougHammack.com

Categories: Sermons , Sermons (69) , Adult
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Doug Hammack | Sermons (69) Feb 23rd, 2017

The Suffocating Power of Self (part 4)

This is one in a lesson series on the burden of living the false, ego, self, and how to live in the freedom of our true selves. For audio of this lesson: http://www.northraleighcommunitychurch.org/audio input the search term "suffocating self." To dialogue w/ the author on themes of the emerging church, go to www.DougHammack.com

Categories: Sermons , Sermons (69) , Adult