||Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
In co-operation with University of California, Berkeley
Comprehensive Exams passed with Distinction
||Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, New Jersey.
Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.
Graduated with honors. Speech Communication.
||Dean of the Seminary and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
San Francisco Theological Seminary
Professor of Homiletics and Speech-Communication, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Courses taught include:
- Introduction to Homiletics
- Performance Studies and Preaching
- Preaching as Theatre
- Preaching the Gospel of Mark
- Advanced Homiletical Theory
- Reformed Worship
- Fundamentals of Speech
- Oral Interpretation
||Associate Professor, Homiletics and Speech-Communication
San Francisco Theological Seminary
||Acting Dean and Associate Professor, Homiletics and Speech- Communication,
San Francisco Theological Seminary.
||Assistant Professor, Speech-Communication and Homiletics,
San Francisco Theological Seminary.
||Instructor in Speech and Homiletics,
San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, Pluckemin, NJ.
||Adjunct Faculty in Speech and Preaching
Princeton Theological Seminary
||Intern Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Wichita, Kansas
||Director of Concerts, Three J's East Management, Princeton, NJ
||Director of Public Affairs, WPOW Radio, New York, NY
Ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, June 4, 1982 Elizabeth Presbytery, The United Presbyterian Church
Books Authored and Edited
New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching, Associate Editor. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008
Articles, Chapters, and Sermons
Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life, Co-editor with Clay Schmit. Grand Rapids,
Michigan: Baker Academic, 2008
Purpose of Preaching, Editor. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2004
Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on Creative Process, Editor. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2001
Performing the Word: Preaching as Theatre. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998
Women’s Preaching Annual Series I, Volume 3, Co-editor with Lucy Rose. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998
Women’s Preaching Annual Series I, Volume 2, Co-editor with Lucy Rose. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997
Women’s Preaching Annual Series I, Volume 1, Co-editor with Lucy Rose. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996
“It Takes A Cloud” in Reclaiming the Imagination: The Exodus as Paradigmatic Narrative for Preaching. David
Selected Articles on Lectionary Texts
Fleer and Dave Bland, eds. (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2009).
“Finding the Power to Preach When You’re Exhausted” in Best Advice for Pastors and Preachers.
William J. Carl III, ed. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009).
“Introduction to Part 6: The Preacher’s Performance”; “The Preacher’s Creative Process”; “The Use of the Pulpit”;
and “Weekly Sermon Preparation Using the Handbook of Preaching” in New Interpreter’s Bible Handbook
of Preaching. Paul Scott Wilson, ed. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008).
“The Preacher’s Creative Process: Reaching the Well” in Performance in Preaching: Bringing the
Sermon to Life. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008).
“Fins on the Left, Fins on the right: Reading Context in Seminaries” in C(H)AOS THEORY: A
Handbook for Chief Academic Officers. Kadi Billman and Bruce Birch, eds. (Pittsburgh:
Association of Theological Schools, 2008).
“Seeing Jesus: Preaching as Incarnational Act” in Purposes of Preaching. Jana Childers, ed.
(St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2004).
"Preaching as Incarnational Act," The Pastor's Guide to Effective Preaching, (Kansas City, MO:
Beacon Hill, 2003) 133-143.
“Wanting the Best: Wayne Shaw and the Academy of Homiletics,” Preaching Through Tears:
Essays in Honor of Wayne Shaw, ed. John D. Webb and Joseph D. Grana II,
(Lincoln, IL: Lincoln Christian College, 2000) 19-23.
“Lectionary Messages,” The Minister’s Manual 2001, ed. James W. Cox (San Francisco: Jossey-
Bass, 2000.) 185-187, 191-192, 196-198, 201-203,
“With Both Ears Tingling,” Patterns of Preaching: A Sermon Sampler, ed. Ronald J. Allen
(St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1998) 117-123.
“The Future of the Church,” The American Organist, Vol 29, No.10, Oct.1995, 38-42.
“P.T. Forsyth,” The Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching, ed. Richard Lischer and William Willimon
(Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993.)
“One Stone Upon Another,” Blessed Is She: Sermons by Women. ed. David Farmer and Edwina Hunter
(San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1990)
Selected Church Magazine Articles
Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary,
Year A, Volume 3, David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor, eds.
(Louisville: Westminster John Knox 2010)
Homiletical Perspective, Day of Pentecost
Homiletical Perspective, Trinity Sunday
Homiletical Perspective, Proper 3
Lectionary Homiletic, David Howell, ed.(Midlothian, VA)
Preaching the Lesson, Sundays in February, 2011
Preaching the Lesson, Sundays in June, 2003
Preaching the Lesson, Sundays in February, 2001.
Preaching the Lesson, Sundays in October, 2000.
Preaching the Lesson, Sundays in February, 2000.
Preaching the Lesson, Sundays in May, 1999.
Preaching the Lesson, Sundays in August, 1996.
Word and Witness, Paul Scott Wilson, ed.(New Berlin, WI: Liturgical Press)
Lectionary Passages, December 21, 1997
Lectionary Passages, July 1, 1991
Lectionary Passages, January 14, 1990
Lectionary Passages, November 11, 1990
Lectionary Passages, July 6, 1986
“Our Best Thoughts” Outlook (Vol. 192, No.8) September 6, 2010
“Clumsiness” Outlook (Vol. 192, No. 7) April 5, 2010
“From Med School Atheism to Faith” Outlook (Vol. 191, No.38) November 16, 2009
“Beloved Browne Barr,” Outlook (Vol. 191, No.28) August 17/24, 2009
“Anomie,” Outlook (Vol. 191, No. 17) May 18, 2009
“Of Weather and Worship,” Outlook (Vol. 191, No.6) February 23, 2009
“Gratitude and Attitude,” Outlook (Vol. 190, No.39) November 24, 2008
“Finding the Preacher’s Voice,” Outlook (Vol.190, No.28) September 1, 2008
“A Guiding Hand,” Outlook (Vol. 190, No.17) May 19, 2008
“Getting Too Far from Luke” Outlook (Vol. 190, No.6) February 25, 2008
"Prayer Changes Things," Thirty Good Minutes Program Guide, September, 2003, 1-2.
"It Doth Not Yet Appear," Covenant Connection, Vol. 5, No. 1, April, 2002, 6-7.
“The City” The Living Pulpit, Vol. II, No. 2, April-June, 2002, 37.
“The Kyphotic Woman,” A Sermon preached on Thirty Good Minutes (The Chicago Sunday
Professional Associations And Activities
Evening Club, Chicago, IL) WTTW, Channel 11, February, 2005.
"Simplicity," Three Meditations on America at Worship, (Faith and Values Media, The Hallmark
Channel, December 2002
"Saying Grace,” A Sermon preached on Thirty Good Minutes (The Chicago Sunday Evening Club,
Chicago, IL) The Odyssey Channel, March 1, 2001.
“With Both Ears Tingling,” A Sermon preached on Great Preachers (Odyssey Productions and the
National Interfaith Cable Coalition, co-producers) The Odyssey Channel, April 11, 2000.
“A Shameless Path”, A Sermon preached on Thirty Good Minutes (The Chicago Sunday Evening
Club: Chicago, IL) The Odyssey Channel, 1999.
Academy of Homiletics
Executive Committee 1993-2007; 2008-present
||Society of Biblical Literature
Associate Editor, Journal of Communication and Religion
Publication of the Religious Speech Communication Association
||Editorial Board, Word and Witness
Published by Liturgical Press (New Berlin: Wisconsin)
Religious Communication Association.
Chairperson: Oral Interpretation and Theater 1990-1992
Vice-Chairperson: Oral Interpretation and Theater 1989-1990
Professional Association Presentations
||Co-host, “Mosaic” television program, KPIX-TV, San Francisco.
||Co-host, Marin Women’s Hall of Fame broadcast, Marin Access Cable TV.
||Marin Abused Women's Services, Public Relations.
Selected Lectures And Sermons
||“Spirituality and Worship,” The First International Consultation
Theology, Jung-Ju City, Jeonla Buk Do, Korea.
||“Berries Red,” a one-woman play, presented at the Academy of Homiletics Annual
Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
||“Preaching as Theology and Theatre”, presented at the Academy of Homiletics
Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
||“Berries Red,” a one-woman play, presented at the Speech Communication Association
Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
||Kaleidescope Conference on Stewardship, Keynote Speaker
||Bast Lectures in Preaching, Western Theological Seminary, Holland MI
||Proclaiming the Text Conference Preacher, Montreat Conference Center, North Carolina
||Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (FUMMWA)
Annual Conference Preacher
||Wardlaw Lectures in Preaching, Association of Chicago Theological Schools
||Han Yang University, Seoul, Korea 70th Anniversary Symposium, Keynote Speaker "Love in Truth and in Deed"
||University of Auckland, New Zealand School of Theology, Lecture "The Preacher's Creative Process"
||Hanshin Presbyterian Church Conference for Pastors, Keynote Speaker Three lectures on hermeneutics and preaching
||Sydney, Australia, Education for Life and Ministry Center Conference, Keynote Speaker; Two lectures on preaching and performance
||Melbourne, Australia, Centre for Theology and Ministry Conference Keynote Speaker; Three lectures on women in ministry
||The Donald Macleod Lectures in Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary
||Ocean Grove Association, The Great Auditorium, Preacher. Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
||Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, TX Conference on Preaching, Keynote Speaker.
||The T.J. and Inez Raney Preaching Series, Little Rock, Arkansas.
||Exodus or Exile Conference on Preaching, Salt Lake City, Keynote Speaker.
||The Leslie R. Smith Lectures in Preaching, Lexington Theological Seminary Lexington, Kentucky.
||Center of Theological Inquiry, Cape Town, South Africa
||Barton College, Wilson, NC, Sprinkle Lectures in Preaching, Keynote Speaker
||Festival of Homiletics, Atlanta, GA, Keynote Speaker and Preacher
||The Goodson Academy of Preaching, Blackstone, VA, Conference of United Methodists, Keynote Speaker
||Ocean Grove Association, The Great Auditorium, Preacher. Ocean Grove, New Jersey
||Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY. Preacher
||Princeton Theological Seminary, Conference on Preaching, Preacher and Speaker
||Phillips Theological Seminary, Annual Pastors' Conference, Keynote Speaker and Preacher.
||Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, Bangor, PA. Conference Keynote Speaker
||Festival of Homiletics, Washington, D.C. Keynote Speaker and Preacher
||Western National Leadership Conference, Jackson Hole, WY, Preacher
The above is a brief sample of recent lectures and presentations. A complete list is available in the Dean's Office, San Francisco Theological Seminary.