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Revisiting the art of preaching

Bishop John Bluck has published a new book that unpacks the art of preaching.

In Preaching inside Out this former journalist, preaching lecturer and communications director for the WCC illustrates the core components of good preaching, drawing on high points from his half-century corpus of sermons.

Bishop John's introduction to his book follows below.

Searching geopolitics for Jesus

Imogen de la Bere looks on as Europe reels from yet another unexpected terror in their midst. Where can we find God’s imprint in such times? she asks.

The church needs storytellers

The Rev Jayson Rhodes attends the Installation of Tim Noon as Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral. 

Be prepared for the reign

Let's work towards more than Christmas this Advent.

Climate change 'also a moral issue'

Climate change is one of the most important moral issues of our time, says the new Dean of Christchurch. 

Diversity in prime-time media

Dean Jo Kelly-Moore applauds Rachel Smalley's stand on diversity of voices in prime-time media.

Where’s the fire?

Taonga columnist John Bluck looks for evidence that the Spirit of Pentecost is alive and well in today's church.

After Marsden, what?

Peter Stuart misses any call to collective self-examination and repentance in our bicentenary celebrations.

Imagine what 2015 could be...

Thank God that artists and musicians, filmmakers, poets and novelists continue to expect epiphany moments, writes Taonga blogger John Bluck.

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