Where Have All the Prophets Gone? Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America (McMickle)
Preaching the Vision of Jesus
Prophetic preaching in the American pulpit has suffered a decline in the last 20 - 25 years. Several things are to blame: an overzealous preoccupation with praise and worship; a false and narrow view of patriotism; and a focus on prosperity and personal enrichment themes.
Where Have All the Prophets Gone? is a call for preachers to learn the importance of keeping their eyes on the vision of Jesus and biblical prophets when preaching - that of doing justice, caring for others, and being equitable.
McMickle makes a biblical argument for the importance and the content of prophetic preaching, and argues that the issue is not preaching from a text taken from the prophetic corpus but preaching on the themes that echoed over and over from the biblical prophets themselves.
About the Author
Marvin McMickle is President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, where he also serves as Professor of Church Leadership and Director of the Program of Black Church Studies. He was senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio from 1987-2011. He earned his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, D.Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is Professor Emeritus of Homiletics at Ashland University and the author of six books.
Paperback: 160 pages (5 x 8 in.)