In Rethinking Celebration: From Rhetoric to Praise in African American Preaching (Westminster John Knox), Cleophus LaRue calls on his fellow African Ameriacn preachers to keep their eyes on the central task of preaching: the exposition and interpretation of scripture. He describes this helpful volume as “a clarion call for African American preachers to think more deeply about the aims and ends of their preaching – namely, to stop putting so much emphasis on celebratory endings to our sermons and focus more on the substantive content in our sermons.”

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Michael Duduit is the founding publisher and editor of Preaching magazine. He is also the founding Dean of the new College of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Ministry at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. Michael is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry (Baker Books), Preaching With Power (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). From 1996 until 2000 he served as editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual series. His email newsletter, PreachingNow, is read each week by more than 40,000 pastors and church leaders in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching, which has been held in 1997 at Westminster Chapel in London, 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and 2007at Cambridge. He has been a pastor and associate pastor, has served a number of churches as interim pastor, and speaks regularly for churches, colleges and conferences.

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