From Capetown to Chicago, from Europe to North America, the Journal for Preachers brings together world renown theologians and dynamic preachers from many denominations and backgrounds to offer you reflective and practical articles that contribute to effective preaching.

What is Journal for Preachers?

For more than 40 years, the Journal for Preachers has been an invaluable resource for preachers across North America and around the world!

We believe that you are among those ministers who want their sermons to reflect responsible biblical study and careful social analysis. Designed to be a resource for such preaching, JP includes articles and sermons by some of the best scholars and preachers in the country.

Journal for Preachers is published quarterly in time for Advent, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. Journal for Preachers is for preachers who want sermon material that is both thoughtful and useful. Each issue contains provocative articles on theological reflections, cultural issues, liturgical seasons, and social concerns — essays that feed preaching that is profound and challenging. Journal for Preachers engages in a lively discussion of the issues that matter the most in preaching.

“At the center of the church’s current crisis is the crisis of preaching. Journal for Preachers is an important resource and a faithful way of participating in that crisis in the service of the church.” — Walter Brueggemann

“Reading Journal for Preachers is like talking with wise colleagues about how and why we do what we do.” – Barbara Brown Taylor

EDITORS

T. Erskine Clarke
editor & publisher
MONTREAT, NC

Walter Brueggemann, editor
CINCINNATI, OH

Anna Carter Florence, associate editor
DECATUR, GA

Joseph S. Harvard III, associate editor
DURHAM, NC

Thomas G. Long, associate editor
ATLANTA, GA

D. Cameron Murchison, Jr., associate editor
BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC

Agnes Norflett, associate editor
BRYN MAWR, PA

Mark Ramsey, associate editor
ATLANTA, GA

ADVISORY BOARD

Joanna M. Adams
ATLANTA, GA

William V. Arnold
MYER CREEK, VA

Adam Copeland
ROCHESTER, MN

Robert E. Dunham
CHAPEL HILL, NC

Shannon Johnson Kershner
CHICAGO, IL

James S. Lowry
HENDERSONVILLE, NC

Rush Otey
CHARLOTTE, NC

O. Benjamin Sparks
RICHMOND, VA

SOME PAST CONTRIBUTORS

Rodney Hunter (Lent 2020 article)

Kristy Farber (Lent 2020 article)

William Goettler (Advent 2019 article)

Annette Brownlee (Pentecost 2019 article)

William J. Barber II (Easter 2019 article)

Mary Hinkle Shore (Lent 2019 article)

Donald Shriver (Lent 2019 article)

Thomas W. Currie (Advent 2018 article)

Walter Brueggemann (Pentecost 2018 article)

Kathleen O’Connor

Bill Brown

Michael Coffey

Amy McCullough

Samuel Wells

Shannon Johnson Kershner

Guy Sayles

Lillian Daniel

Will Willimon

Kristy Farber

Tom Long

Jin S. Kim

Jeremiah Wright

Justo Gonzalez

Martin Copenhaver

Lent 2020

Foreword (click to read)
WALTER BRUEGGEMANN

Hearing John in the Season of Lent
DAVID J. SCHLAFER

Preaching Lent: Challenges and Opportunities
RODNEY J. HUNTER

Anger, Church, and the Gospel
MARK RAMSEY

Near to the Color of Lent
KRISTY FARBER

Ash Wednesday Sermon
AMY P. MCCULLOUGH

The God-Shaped Hole
DAVID J. LOSE

Stand Firm
JILL DUFFIELD

Alternative to "the Bread of Affliction"
WALTER BRUEGGEMANN

The Great Plot Twist
MEG PEERY MCLAUGHLIN

Protagonist Corner
DOUGLAS JOHN HALL

One New Book for the Preacher
DAVID NEIL MOSSER, SR.


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Online access to the full content of current and past JP issues is available at the ATLA Religion Database. If you are a subscriber, contact JPWebmaster77@gmail.com for information on how to access it directly. If you are a graduate of a theological program, your degree-granting institution may offer online access through the ATLAS® for ALUM service. Contact that school’s library for more information.

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We believe that you are among those ministers who want their sermons to reflect responsible biblical study and careful social analysis. Designed to be a resource for such preaching, JP includes articles and sermons by some of the best scholars and preachers in the country. And because we want these resources to be widely available in the church, the annual subscription cost for JP is only $24 for those in the United States.

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