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The collected sermons of Walter Brueggemann

Author: Walter Brueggemann; Samuel Wells; Thomas G Long
Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2011]-
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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"In addition to being one of the world's leading interpreters of the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann is a skilled and beloved preacher. This collection of sermons demonstrates Brueggemann's fidelity to biblical texts, which come alive with meaning in our contemporary world. Here Brueggemann also reflects on his preaching. As Samuel Wells writes in his foreword, 'Enjoy this volume from a master exegete, a master  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sermons
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Brueggemann; Samuel Wells; Thomas G Long
ISBN: 9780664234454 0664234453 9780664239121 0664239129 9780664260415 0664260411
OCLC Number: 704377512
Notes: Foreword in volume 1 by Samuel Wells ; foreword in volume 2 by Thomas G. Long.
Volume 1 lacks volume designation.
Description: volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. Foreword / by Samuel Wells --
Reflections on Walter Brueggemann's preaching / by Rebecca J. Kruger Gaudino --
Preface / by Walter Brueggemann --
Gosh, some angels ; A zinger that changes everything ; A demanding long-term miracle ; What you eat is what you get ; Starting over, from heaven out ; By faith ; The strong God with two weak verbs ; The ultimate gate-crasher ; A God who gives wildly, and then insists ; A loser's powerful footnotes ; On not winning the Heisman trophy ; Neighbor religion that lets a city work ; The surge of dangerous, restless power ; Taking a second, painful look ; Re-formed for ministry ; Deep waters ; God's relentless "if" ; Power to remember, freedom to forget ; On the wrong side of the ditch, for a long time ; When nagging is hoping ; Afterward, after George, after Bill, newness ; Checkpoint John ; Trusting in the water-food-oil supply ; Outrageous God, season of decrease ; More coats than Imelda had shoes ; Birthed public and peculiar ; Sabbaticals for rats? ; An intrusive absence ; On signal : breaking the vicious cycles ; Uttered beyond fear ; The yet on the other side of the millimeter ; Strategies for humanness ; Do you want to join the miracle? ; A fourth-generation sellout ; The stunning outcome of a one-person search commmittee ; Newness from God that unlearns family ; One exorcism, one earthquake, one baptism, and joy ; Joined in suffering, reliant on God's power ; Missing by nine miles ; The big yes ; Saints remembered and saints to come ; Consider your call ; Shrill faith for the the nighttime ; Bragging about the right stuff ; Embrace of the new truth of abundance ; the church with a middle name : "West, 'Water and Vegetables', Minister" ; Three habits that make God un, happy ; "Until", endlessly enacted, now urgent ; A resurrection option ; Variations from the Barrio ; Medical care free and expensive ; "Morphed" back to a new life ; A nighttime gnaw and a new possibility ; The good news of cosmic regime change ; The Sabbath voice of the evangel : against death, denial, and despair ; Bread : the good stuff on the table ; On not doing God any favors ; Called against the distortion ; The hard miracle of transformation ; Trusting two rocks ; The song of an ex-leper ; A bilingual life ; A new way of being in the world ; A power for life flown in by bird ; The gift of a new chance ; The staving, disruptive moment ; The threat of life : permitting its intrusion --
Vol. 2. Foreword / by Thomas G. Long --
Preface / by Walter Brueggemann --
Part 1. Sermons for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. The what and the when of the Christ Child ; The poem : subversion and summons ; A love letter, concerning a work in progress ; A new world birthed ; What a difference a week makes! ; A baptism about which they never told us ; Talking and walking with an open ear ; Remembering who we are : the temptation to amnesia ; Celebrating the revolution ; On offer : gospel adults ; Life together, in the world ; Orphans come home --
Part 2. Sermons for Lent and Easter. Flooded with fidelity ; Boundary-crossing generosity ; On the road again! ; The future : trust but verify ; Lent as an alternative to empire ; Seeing clearly, loving dearly, following nearly ; God's Easter offer of newness ; On changing our minds ; Authorized for risk ; Following the Sunday guy ; Voices against monologue ; Little resurrections : after the big one ; Beyond the ordeal ; The snares of death and the drama of good news ; Sorting out fantasy and reality ; Interrupted, again and again ; Love wins? ; At midnight : a way out of fear, greed, and abuse --
Part 3. Sermons for Pentecost and Ordinary Time. The life-giving wind from Nazareth (Pentecost) ; Safer than you think (Pentecost) ; Choking the Word ; Follow in freedom ; The "long game" in the short run ; Maintenance, then news! ; Our antiphon interrupted ; Prayer : a two-sided deal ; What did you have in mind? ; Don't bet against the neighborhood ; The "yet" of endurance ; The scroll that would not be shredded ; The living God : more than "Tastes great, Less filling" ; Sheep, preoccupied shepherds ; The new math of fidelity ; Vision that trumps violence ; Enacting God's power for life ; On being designated truth carriers (Reign of Christ) --
Part 4. Sermons for other occasions. A second sighting (graduation) ; Four moves to newness (church anniversary) ; The peace dividend (peacemaking) ; Good days in the neighborhood (wedding) ; The impossible self as steward (stewardship) ; Old / new, tell / sing (ordination).
Other Titles: Sermons
Responsibility: Walter Brueggemann.
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All these texts bear witness to the power of God for new life. That is why we are here. God is at work giving new life. The question is how to receive it. We can receive it fearfully like the  Read more...

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