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Category: Inspirations & Thoughts

Book Review: The Gospel People Don’t Want to Hear: Preaching Challenging Messages Book Reviews | January 22, 2023 By Laura Siriani The provocative title of Lisa Cressman’s book was intriguing for this deacon. Today, more than ever, we preachers are challenged to balance both courageous preaching and a… Read More
Book Review: Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit Book Reviews | By Sylvia Sweeney Few can dispute human beings are on the cusp of a new age the likes of which the world has never seen before. As a result, it… Read More
Book Review: Toward an Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics: An Intersectional Anthology Book Reviews | September 9, 2022 By Thomas Ni Towards an Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics: An Intersectional Anthology. Gale Yee. Eugene, OR, Cascade Books: 2021. $27.00. Towards an Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics: An Intersectional Anthology by… Read More
Book Review: A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church Book Reviews | September 8, 2022 By Kate Spelman A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church. Wilda C. Gafney. New York, Church Publishing: 2021. $36.95. Wilda C. Gafney’s monumental, multi-volume A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole… Read More
Why I Give: Charles Cesaretti Why I Give | The future of The Episcopal Church is in our hands. The lay and clergy leadership of our Church is evolving to meet the many issues and challenges they will be… Read More
Faculty Profile: Stephen Smith Faculty Profile | The Rev. Dr. Stephen Smith has a consistent record of providing leadership to Churches that face a multitude of challenges. He recently retired as rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church… Read More
EPF: 35 Years of Preaching Excellence Inspirations & Thoughts | The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed a resolution in July commemorating the 35th anniversary of the EPF and honoring founder Dr. A. Gary Shilling, commending his ongoing… Read More
PEP Returns In-Person with 35th Celebration Conferences | By Peter Wild From across the United States and Canada, 46 seminarians, representing 13 seminaries and local formation programs, made their way to the EPF’s annual PEP Conference held the… Read More
Lay Preachers Rock it at Roslyn for Inaugural Event Conferences | By Mariclair Partee Carlsen On the weekend of August 19-21, 36 participants from the six pilot dioceses participating in the EPF’s Lay Preacher Training Program (LPTI) gathered at the Roslyn… Read More
Alum Profile: Peggy Lo Faculty Profile | By Edie Wakevainen Thanks to the Rev. Peggy Lo, a participant in the 2018 Preaching Excellence Program (PEP) for seminarians, for agreeing to share her biographical sketch and respond to… Read More