Preaching What We Practice

Proclamation and Moral Discernment

Timothy Sedgwick and David J. Schlafer

Mar/2007, 176 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819222183



From the terrorist attacks of September 11, through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, through issues including stem cell research, abortion, and euthanasia, contemporary Christians are faced almost daily with the need for moral discernment. This book will offer background as well as practical strategies for preachers to address such issues. It will examine how preachers can help listeners cope with these and other challenges, and even welcome such questions as people of faith.

Timothy F. Sedgwick has served as academic dean of Virginia Theological Seminary, where he has taught Christian ethics for more than two decades. Previously, he taught at Seabury Western Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books for Church Publishing, has served on numerous boards and agencies of the Episcopal Church, and earned a doctorate from Vanderbilt University.

David J. Schlafer is a noted homiletician and speaker and co-author of the Morehouse series Sermons That Work. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

"Those who preach and those who listen to sermons probably would agree that it is important for the church to preach moral discernment. In this book, a consultant on homiletics and a seminary professor of ethics present what they call "some resources for preaching that address moral crises in terms of Christian faith." Such crises as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina are used as examples of the need to address moral discernment."--The Living Church , June 3, 2007
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