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Luke A. Powery

Luke A. Powery is dean of Duke Chapel at Duke University in Durham, NC. He previously served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and his Th.D. through Emmanuel College, University of Toronto. A member of the Academy of Homiletics and the American Academy of Religion, he was nurtured in the Holiness-Pentecostal tradition, ordained by the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and has served in an ecumenical capacity in churches throughout Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. He is author of Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching (Abingdon, 2009) and a contributor to the New Interpreter’s Bible Handbook of Preaching.

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Preaching, and the discipline of preaching, is at a crossroads. The changing realities of church and theological education, the diversity of our classrooms, and our increasingly complex community contexts leave us in search of tools to help train a rising generation of preachers for a future whose contours are far from clear.

In Ways of the Word, a dynamic team of master preachers, Sally A. Brown and Luke A. Powery, speaks with one voice their belief that preaching is a witness to the ongoing work of God in the world. 

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Release date: 
April 1, 2016

Preaching, and the discipline of preaching, is at a crossroads. The changing realities of church and theological education, the diversity of our classrooms, and our increasingly complex community contexts leave us in search of tools to help train a rising generation of preachers for a future whose contours are far from clear.

In Ways of the Word, a dynamic team of master preachers, Sally A. Brown and Luke A. Powery, speaks with one voice their belief that preaching is a witness to the ongoing work of God in the world. 

Release date: 
July 1, 2012

In an age when the so-called prosperity gospel holds sway in many Christian communities or the good news of Christ is reduced to feel-good bromides...

Release date: 
July 1, 2012

In an age when the so-called prosperity gospel holds sway in many Christian communities or the good news of Christ is reduced to feel-good bromides...