The Life We Claim

The Apostles' Creed for Preaching, Teaching, and Worship

By James C. Howell Published
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Using the Apostles’ Creed as the “primary text” this book  explores what we believe as Christians and how those beliefs are relevant today.  The author’s goal is to help pastors educate and transform members of their congregations.  He examines the Creed phrase by phrase in brief sections suitable for congregational study or for emailing to the congregation.  For each phrase in the Creed, a "deeper reflection" provides material for preaching a 13-sermon series or for  further congregatonal study. A detailed appendix includes recommendations of hymns and songs related to each phrase in the Creed; the suggestions are keyed to several hymnals and songbooks.

About the Author

James C. Howell

James C. Howell is the senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, and adjunct professor of preaching at Duke Divinity School. He is co-author of Preaching the Psalms (Abingdon, 2001) and author of The Beautiful Work of Learning to Pray (Abingdon, June 2003). He is also author of Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs and Yours are the Hands of Christ (Upper Room Books)