Preaching the Headlines: Possibilities and Pitfalls


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Fortress Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author

Lisa L. Thompson, a native of Cedar Grove, North Carolina, is associate professor of Black Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. She is the author of Ingenuity: Preaching as an Outsider.


"In Preaching the Headlines, Thompson makes clear that being a Christian in the world ought to make a difference for the better, and it is a preacher's task to make that clear. This book is a must-read for those who think preaching the gospel matters in a world where it too often seems like 'God is not.'" --Kelly Brown Douglas, Union Theological Seminary

"Thompson not only offers meaningful engagement with preaching but extends an invitation to readers to think deeply about faith and life in the world. If you desire to preach and embody what matters most in the world, this is God's gift to you." --Luke A. Powery, Duke Divinity School

"This book is a powerful intervention for intra-Christian conversations on faith and justice, and it's also more than that. This book is a model for how we can dig in collectively to the issues that matter most, with courage, commitment, and compassion." --Simran Jeet Singh, Senior Fellow for the Sikh Coalition, and columnist for Religion News Service

"The book foregrounds the responsibilities of Christian preaching traditions in co-creating a more just world. Thompson's approach hinges on a nonnegotiable ethic of radical-love-practice that challenges preachers and all of us to say and do what matters most for our personal and collective well-being." --Mark Labberton, Fuller Theological Seminary