Odyssey Impact: The Conversations

Preaching During Crisis

August 28, 2020 Odyssey Impact Season 2 Episode 5
Odyssey Impact: The Conversations
Preaching During Crisis
Show Notes

As preachers look ahead to creating sermons in 2020, the national context of interrelated crises is impossible to ignore: pandemic, racial injustice and economic fallout, and escalating pastoral care needs.  What does this mean for the task of preaching?  Which theological frames and homiletical strategies do we consider, as the backdrop for many in the “pews” includes trauma, fatigue, depression, anxiety, grief, despair?  How do we pair our need for healing from the collective trauma of the pandemic, with the urgent opportunity to face and address systemic racial injustice in America?

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