The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 is a source of inspiration and edification for pastors, who so rarely are on the receiving end of preaching.The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 includes:
The Primary Theme
Fleshed out with brief, pithy nuggets of thought, idea jump-starters, or questions designed to spur the preacher’s imagination.
Secondary or Parallel Themes
Two or three themes or streams of thought that are related to but separate from the primary theme offered.
Including Gathering Prayer, Collect, Pastoral Prayer, Congregational Prayer, Responsive Reading, and a Closing Prayer or Benediction.
These 700 word essays cover a variety of current and critical topics for the preacher—contributed by leading homileticians.
The full text from six to twelve sermons will be included. These sermons will highlight best practices, unique approaches, and fresh voices.
Sermon Series Ideas
This section will briefly outline and describe ideas for unique sermon series based on lectionary readings.
"As a weekly preacher, I often find that preparing for preaching and crafting sermons are spiritual disciplines for me. It is a time in which I try to quiet all of the other 'to do' lists that occupy much of my ministry. This resource from Abingdon Press will now be a partner in those conversations, almost like a new personal devotional guide. I am grateful for additional voices who can help me make space for God’s Living Word." - Shannon J Kershner, Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
"The Abingdon Preaching Annual is a valuable resource for today’s preacher seeking to offer sermons with theological depth and thematic clarity. It seeks to activate the preacher’s own reflection and imagination in the challenging task of weekly preaching." - Alyce M. McKenzie, Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Director, The Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence