This new commentary series helps preachers identify and reflect on the social implications of the biblical readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. The essays concentrate on the themes of social justice in the weekly texts and how those themes can be teachable moments for preaching social justice in the church. Now complete, this series set is the perfect resource to ehance prophetic preaching.
In addition to the lectionary days, there are essays for twenty-two "Holy Days of Justice," including Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, and Children's Sabbath. These days are intended to enlarge the church's awareness of God's call for justice and of the many ways that call comes to the church and world today.
Ronald J. Allen is Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Christian Theological Seminary, and the author of several books including A Faith of Your Own and The Life of Jesus for Today.
Dale P. Andrews is Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice, and Practical Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is a past president of the Academy of Homiletics and the author of Practical Theology for Black Churches, among other works.
Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm is Professor of Preaching and Worship at Bethany Theological Seminary and the author of a number of books, including Preaching the Gospel of Mark: Proclaiming the Power of God.
"Preaching God's Transforming Justice motivates and equips worship planners, ministers, and preachers to use a prophetic voice when speaking about the kingdom of God on earth and the justice of love, peace, and mutual respect." --Review and Expositor, 109 (Winter 2012), by Erin James-Brown and Robert Ellison, Logsdon Seminary
"The book surely holds promise of transformative energy for the preaching, teaching, interpreting work of the church. Welcome indeed!"--Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary
"This visionary series works like a new pair of glasses, helping preachers and their listeners focus on what has always been right in front of us: namely, that every single passage of the Bible speaks to the social dimension of God's life-giving purposes." --Barbara Brown Taylor, Butman Professor of Religion, Piedmont College, and Adjunct Professor of Christian Spirituality, Columbia Theological Seminary