In A Liturgy Of Grief, Leslie C. Allen explores the biblical book of Lamentations and its theme of grief. While discerning patterns that have been helpful in dealing with individuals in chaplaincy work, Allen identifies some traits of corporate grief. Grief comes in many shapes, shades, and sizes. The grief of Lamentations is of a …

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The sermon is human speech and divine communication. The imperfections and limitations of the speakers bring us to understand that any fruit is due to the presence of the risen Christ who is the word. …whereas our voices fail, crack under the strain and fade, ricochet off the walls of the church and die, the …

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A biblical sermon is God communicating with humanity. The words are completely human. And yet God is active. In preaching, God solicits our participation in communication, utilising preachers to draw the world into conversation. No sermon is immaculately conceived; it’s words of a thoroughly human preacher delivered in the name of the same relentlessly redemptive …

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Preaching God’s word is more interesting that anything a preacher concoct themselves. It also frees us from the anxiety of having to attempt to guess what the hearers want to hear and focus instead with assurance on what God wants to say. To be forced by Scripture to be servants of the demanding Word, rather …

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