Preaching the Calendar: Celebrating Holidays and Holy Days

Preaching the Calendar: Celebrating Holidays and Holy Days

by J. Ellsworth Kalas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664227142
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

J. Ellsworth Kalas is Senior Professor of Homiletics at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He formerly served as President of Asbury. Kalas served for thirty-eight years as a pastor in four churches in Wisconsin and Ohio. He has published more than thirty books, including Grace in a Tree Stump: Old Testament Stories of God's Love and Preaching the Calendar: Celebrating Holidays and Holy Days, both available from WJK.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Preacher and the Calendar1
1.New Year's Sunday9
Going Home Another Way12
2.Valentine's Day17
Hearts and Flowers19
3.Ash Wednesday25
All Fall Down28
4.April Fools' Day35
Fools, April and Otherwise37
5.Palm/Passion Sunday43
The Experts Who Missed Palm Sunday45
6.Holy Week Noontime Services51
What Can Be Said for Tuesdays?53
7.Easter Sunday59
What I Have Learned about Life61
8.Low Sunday67
Easter Isn't Over69
9.Mother's Day75
Our Hope Is in the Past Generation77
10.Father's Day85
The Things We Do for Our Children87
11.Trinity Sunday93
Naming a Mystery95
Behind the Spiritual Times103
13.Independence Day109
Our Gold Refined112
14.All Saints' Day119
A Special Kind of Genius121
15.Thanksgiving Day127
All Dressed Up in Hand-Me-Downs130
Be Afraid!139

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