By John Rollefson
"Rollefson's remark is a masterful roadmap to accountable preaching and listening. It specializes in what's necessary to Christian preaching: the gospel message. It locations the texts within the context of the liturgy and readings of the day. it really is steeped within the adventure of a life-time and written with an open brain to the questions of today."
--Ingolf U. Dalferth, Danforth Professor of Philosophy of faith, Claremont Graduate University
"John Rollefson is a kind of (too infrequent) preachers who by no means misplaced his skill to be stunned by way of God's Word. For John, each textual content is usually clean and regularly comprises startling principles you by no means spotted even on 100 earlier readings. In those reflections, John is helping different preachers stumble upon common texts as if for the 1st time with a view to make the Sunday sermon a dwelling stumble upon with a bracingly residing Word."
--Scott Hoezee, Director of the heart for Excellence in Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary
"Now that i do know what a postil is, i am thankful to have this necessary number of them. John Rollefson's reflections on texts for preaching are theologically astute, pastorally clever, and artistically alert."
--David Bartlett, Yale Divinity university and Columbia Theological Seminary, Emeritus
"It's infrequent to discover one ebook that weaves jointly scholarly insights at the texts, liturgical sensitivity, connections to artwork and literature, feedback for hymns, and cues for the place a sermon may well cross. should you can learn just one new e-book for this lectionary cycle, Postils for Preaching won't disappoint you."
--Barbara okay. Lundblad, Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary
John Rollefson is a retired Lutheran pastor (ELCA) having served city and campus congregations in San Francisco, Milwaukee, Ann Arbor, and la. His education has taken him from Decorah to New Haven to Edinburgh, and from London to Berkeley, with stops alongside the way in which at Collegevillle and Cambridge (Massachusetts). He lives in San Luis Obispo, California, along with his spouse Ruth, a retired vocal song instructor and church musician.