How (If?) to Preach the Headlines of the Day: Guiding Wisdom for Preachers

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These days, the headlines seem to come faster than ever, demanding more attention than ever.

When the news takes up so much social space, what's a preacher to do?

Many quote Karl Barth as saying,

"Preach with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other."

Where would we even start?


Why don't we start with the wisdom of preachers who have wrestled with this very issue. 

The first question is: Should we even preach on events of the day?

And if we do believe we should preach about current events, how do we go about it?


Discover what twenty-five preachers offer this conversation


Karl Barth

Walter Brueggeman

David Lose

Barbara Brown Taylor


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Reflections on Preaching Current Events: The Bible and the Newspaper


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