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A Sermon Workbook addresses the essentials for effective preaching in our multi-tasking, multi-ethnic, sound-byte society. It offers theological clarity about why we preach, and what matters most. The esteemed teaching team of Tom Troeger and Nora Tisdale invite the reader into their Yale Divinity School classroom, guiding the reader to build skill upon skill, working through inventive and engaging exercises. The workbook format can be used in a linear fashion, beginning to end. Or readers can pick and choose the chapters to tailor-fit their own needs. In either case, this is a remarkable and flexible resource, instantly accessible and useful for anyone tasked with the proclamation of the Word.
|Title: A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching|
By: Thomas H. Troeger, Leonora Tisdale Tubbs
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Abingdon Press
|Publication Date: 2013|
Weight: 15 ounces
Stock No: WW757780
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Leonora Tubbs Tisdale is the Clement-Muehl Professor Emerita of Divinity (Preaching) at Yale Divinity School. Her research and teaching interests include: prophetic preaching, women and preaching, and congregational studies and preaching. She is the author or editor of twelve books, including Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art, Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach, and A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching. She edited three volumes of the Abingdon Womens Preaching Annual. She also served as one of the authors of The History of the Riverside Church in New York City, writing the chapter on that churchs rich preaching and worship history. Her recent devotional book, The Sun Still Rises: Meditations on Faith at Midlife, was written over the span of 14 of her own midlife years.
Before beginning her tenure at Yale, Professor Tisdale served on the faculties of Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Presbyterian Seminary in Virginia (now Union Presbyterian Seminary), and as adjunct faculty at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She has been a pastor in congregations ranging in size from 33 to several thousand. While on the pastoral staff of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, she directed a lay seminary that offered courses for over 2000 people in the greater NYC area. Professor Tisdale is a former president of the Academy of Homiletics, the professional society for North American teachers of preaching, who presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) She is now retired and living with her husband Alfred in Durham, NC, close to extended family.
Professor Thomas H. Troeger has written 20 books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship; is a frequent contributor to journals dedicated to these topics; and is a monthly columnist for Lectionary Homiletics and The American Organist. His most recent books include Wonder Reborn: preaching on hymns, music and poetry; God, You Made All Things for Singing: Hymn texts, anthems, and poems for a new millennium; So that All Might Know: Preaching that Engages the Whole Congregation (with Edward Everding); Preaching While the Church Is Under Reconstruction; Above the Moon Earth Rises: Hymn Texts, Anthems and Poems for a New Creation.He is also a flutist and a poet whose work appears in the hymnals of most denominations and is frequently set as choral anthems. Professor Troeger has a B.A. Yale University; B.D. Colgate Rochester Divinity School; S.T.D. Dickinson College; Virginia Theological Seminary. He is ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church and as a minister in the Presbyterian Church.