qRestoring The Futureq challenges readers to a deeper Easter faith by opening unexpected treasures in the first lesson lectionary passages from Genesis, Exodus, Samuel, the prophets, and the book of Acts. qDrawing upon thoughtfully mined biblical insights and his alert attention to contemporary culture, Rob Elder has crafted sermons that not only disclose some unexpected angles of vision on Lent and Easter, but also serve as models for preaching on neglected and overlooked texts.... These are not the usual texts and these are not the expected words for the seasons of Lent and Easter, but it is sometimes what we do not expect to see and hear that delights us the most.q Thomas G. Long Bandy Professor of Preaching Candler School of Theology, Emory University qSome of the best sermons I have heard are from preachers who are not widely known. It is grand to have the opportunity to hear from one of those faithful servants, who year in and year out feed their parishioners with God's word.q Diogenes Allen Princeton Theological Seminary qThis is the kind of preaching that nourishes the church! In this volume, Rob Elder serves up a full meal of appetizing stories, hearty reflections on scripture, serious theological convictions, and delicious good humor. Rob's passion for the Bread of Life is matched only by his quick wit and engaging style. Don't miss this great collection of sermons by a fine preacher!q William G. Carter Pastor, First Presbyterian Church Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania Robert J. Elder is currently the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Salem, Oregon. He is a graduate of Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Drew University Theological School (D.Min.). Prior to his arrival in Salem, Elder served parishes in Amarillo, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas; and Corvallis, Oregon. He has been active in his denomination, including a term as the moderator of the Cascades Presbytery. Elder's sermons have also been widely published in preaching periodicals, including qLectionary Homiletics, q where he served for four years on the editorial team.... Robert J. Elder, an accomplished Presbyterian pastor and preacher who lives in Salem, Oregon, challenges us to a deeper Easter faith, ... to contemporary culture, Rob Elder has crafted these sermons, and they not only disclose some unexpected angles of vision on Lent ... They had collected guidebooks and articles from travel magazines on the Grand Canyon, and they had a file of photographs ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Restoring the Future|
|Author||:||Robert J. Elder|
|Publisher||:||CSS Publishing - 2001|