The headlines are where daily life meets the public square. Preachers often feel stuck when met with quickly shifting and dense media topics. When preachers determine it is appropriate to address issues that arise in the news cycle, they are often at a loss for how to speak about these issues from the pulpit. Preaching the Headlines helps preachers reframe preaching as an ongoing conversation between the modern world and the world of the text.
Walter Brueggemann shows Christian preachers how to consider the faith witnessed in several Old Testament traditions and to help them discover rich and suggestive connections to our contemporary faith challenges. He claims that sustained engagement with the Old Testament is worth the effort for the preacher. This volume is part of the new Working Preacher Books series designed to provide timely and compelling books on biblical preaching. God uses good preaching to change lives.