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Leading in Worship (LW): Liturgy Print Page

LW (Worship & Preaching)



Haldeman, Scott. Toward Liturgies that Reconcile: Race and Ritual Among African-American and European-American Protestants. Ashgate, 2007.

Explores the roots of African-American and European-American worship traditions, and the intersections of the two, on the way to offering possibilities to overcome racial divides.



Hunsinger, George. The Eucharist and Ecumenism: Let Us Keep the Feast. Cambridge, 2008.

Explores the understandings of the relationship between Eucharistic presence, notions of sacrifice, and social-ethical implications of the meal, among confessional orientations in the latter 20th and initial years of the 21st centuries.



Kieckhefer, Richard, Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Examines the spatial dynamics, centering focus, aesthetic impact, and symbolic resonance of sacred space through Christian history.



LaRue, Cleophus J. The Heart of Black Preaching. Westminster John Knox, 2000.

Offers a hermeneutical clue to African American preaching in five “domains of experience,” and then examines them at work in the preaching of several historical figures.



McMichael, Ralph N. Eucharist: A Guide for the Perplexed. T. & T. Clark, 2010.

A guide to the history, practices, theology, and life of the Eucharist.



Pembroke, Neil. Pastoral Care in Worship: Liturgy and Psychology in Dialogue. T. & T. Clark, 2010.

Addresses the pastoral-care dynamics of four movements in worship: reconciliation, lament, hope, and communion.



Pickrel, Lara Blackwood. Eldership at the Lord’s Table. Chalice Press, 2010.

Designed to give elders the instruction and assistance they need for their Table Ministry without expecting them to read a lengthy volume on history and theology.



The Renewed Homiletic. Ed. O. Wesley Allen, Jr. Fortress, 2010.

Each of five distinguished scholars, inaugurators of what became known as “The New Homiletic” of the 1970s and 1980s, offers a lecture describing how his mind has changed, preaches a sermon reflecting these changes, and participates in a panel discussion with younger respondents.







Common Worship

PDF files of liturgical resources from the Church of England.  Includes pastoral resources and those keyed to the seasons of the liturgical year.



Lift Up Your Hearts

Huge collection of texts, articles, liturgies, images, and other resources, related to worship.



Lift Up Your Hearts: Sites Devoted to Worship & Liturgy

Listing of links to journals, articles and essays, helps for designing worship, arts and movement resources, lectionaries and RCL aids, and historical and contemporary liturgies.



Liturgy (Order of St. Benedict)

Links to liturgical texts and commentaries, and music.



Oremus Hymnal

Indexed by first line and tune, with suggestions for use with Revised Common Lectionary.


Painted Prayerbook

Images and other arts resources related to worship.




Online Daily Office resources, adjustable to individual time zones.




Links to online articles and resources for worship, and arts and music related to worship.



World Prayers

Archive of prayers from all religious orientation.





Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion - Preaching



The African American Lectionary

Includes sermons, commentary, and other resources that illuminate “liturgical moments of significance to most African American Christians.”



American Rhetoric

Huge collection of free online resources related to rhetoric in the U.S. Includes text, audio, and video of speeches and sermons, as well as links to longer analyses and historical texts of rhetorical theory.



Center for Excellence in Preaching

Conversation and resources concerning creating and preaching sermons.  Hosted by Calvin Seminary.




Resources for preaching and liturgy.



Homiletic Theology Project

A project of Professor David Schnasa Jacobsen, of Boston University School of Theology. HTP encourages exploring the many places where homiletics deals theologically with culture, context, tradition, and sermonic language.  Searchable.



John Wesley’s Sermons Online

Searchable by number, text, and title.




History, explanation, and links to various lectionaries online.



Postmodern Preaching

Postmodern approaches to preaching.  Includes philosophy and explanations of postmodern orientations.  No sermon resources, but intended to provide theoretical grounding for preaching to postmoderns.



Preachers' Exchange

A collection of free Dominican email and web preaching resources.  Includes lectionary resources, reflections on the lessons, book reviews, and sermons.




Evangelical-oriented blog on preaching.



The Revised Common Lectionary

Vanderbilt University Divinity Library collection of texts and images. Searchable.



Social Justice Lectionary

Lectionary commentary from a Process Theology perspective



The Spurgeon Archive

Online collection of texts and sermons by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.



The Text This Week

One of the best websites for lectionary preaching.  Organized by Sunday in liturgical calendar, but searchable by scripture text.  Includes links to texts in several versions, commentaries, articles, blogs, liturgical materials, lectionary-related music, and images.



Working Preacher

Includes lectionary commentary, articles on the craft of preaching, blog entries, and other resources.


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