Vita

CURRICULUM VITA

 

 

Name:             William Powell Tuck

Address:        1980 Lauderdale Dr., Apt., 202

Richmond, Virginia 23238

 

Telephone:     (804) 521-9671 – Home

 

E-Mail:           wtuck@verizon.net

Web Site         www.friarsfragment.com

www.linkedIn.com

 

Personal

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Married Emily Campbell, 1960. Emily is a graduate of Meredith College,

Raleigh, North Carolina, with a B.A. in history. Five years teaching experience.

Presently a homemaker.

Father of two children, Catherine Mae, and Bill Powell, III

Five grandchildren

 

Education

E. C. Glass High School, Lynchburg, Virginia

Bluefield Junior College

B.A., University of Richmond

B.D. and Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

D.D., University of Richmond conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree, May 8, 1977

Additional Graduate Study at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Summer student missionary to Hawaii

Summer travel – Denmark, England, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and France

Independent study and travel in England and Scotland, summer, 1989 — Oxford University and St. Andrews University

Tour of Israel, January, 1990

Intentional Interim Ministry Training- Center for Congregational Health, Winston Salem, North Carolina, certified October 9, 2002

 

Pastorates

Good Hope Baptist Church, Radiant, Virginia, 1955-60 (Student Church)

Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell, Louisiana, 1963-66 (350 members)

Harrisonburg Baptist Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1966-69 (950 members)

First Baptist Church, Bristol, Virginia, 1969-78, (1600 members)

St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky, 1983-1993 (2700 members)

First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina, 1993-2000 (2000 members)

Interim Pastor in Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, and Georgia

Interim Pastor, Dover Baptist Church, Manakin-Sabot, VA February 2022-

Interim Pastor, Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, Mosley, VA, June 1-December 31, 2020

Interim Pastor, Chamberlayne Baptist Church, Richmond, VA, August 2015- August 2016

Interim Pastor, Westover Baptist Church, Richmond, VA August 2014-April 2015

Intentional Interim Pastor, Cool Spring Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, VA October 2009-September 2011.

Pastor in the Interim, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, N C, October 2007 – May 31, 2009

Intentional Interim Walnut Hills Baptist, Williamsburg, VA July 2004-July 2006

Interim Pastor, Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, VA, September 2001- December 2003

 

Professor

Professor of Christian Preaching, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1978-83 (Full professor with tenure)

Adjunct Professor of Christian Preaching, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1983-86, 1990

Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia, 1972-75

Lecturer in Preaching, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Fall Semester, 1999

Adjunct Professor, The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, 2003-2008

 

Religious organizations and affiliations

 

Louisiana

Served on the State Executive Board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, 1964-1966

President of the Slidell, Louisiana Protestant Ministerial Association, 1965

Moderator of St. Tammany Baptist Association, 1966

Served on the District 11 Executive Board, 1964-1966

Member of the Seminary Extension Advisory Committee for District 11, 1964-66

Annual Preacher for St. Tammany Association, 1965

 

Harrisonburg, Virginia

President of Augusta Baptist Pastor’s Conference, 1968

Chairman of the Program Committee, Augusta Baptist Association, 1967

Vice-Moderator of Augusta Baptist Association, 1968

Vice-President of the Harrisonburg Ministerial Association, 1968

Pastor Advisor to the Madison College B.S.U., 1966-69

Religious Emphasis Speaker at Madison College, 1967

Program Chairman for the Baptist General Association of Virginia, 1971-72

 

Bristol, Virginia­-

Committee on Committees and Boards of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, 1977-78

Chairman of the Lebanon Baptist Associational Program Committee, 1970-1971

Chairman of the Lebanon Baptist Associational Christian Life Committee, 1974-78

Annual Preacher for the Lebanon Baptist Associational Meeting, 1974

Vice-President of the Greater Bristol Ministerial Association, 1971-72

President of the Greater Bristol Ministerial Association, 1972-73

Chairman of the Annual Bristol Interdenominational Preaching Mission, 1972

Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Virginia Intermont College, 1972-75

Preacher for the Tri-City Preaching Mission, 1972

Trustee, Virginia Intermont College, 1973-83

Worship Leader for the Virginia Baptist Christian Life Conference, 1972

Worship Leader for the Virginia Baptist Student Conference, April, 1973

Worship Leader for the Virginia Baptist Music Conference, May, 1973

Prepared the Worship Services for the Virginia Baptist Sesquicentennial Sunday, June 3, 1973

Presidential Search Committee of the Board of Trustees for Virginia Intermont College, 1978-79

Served as speaker, conference leader at Ridgecrest, Eagle Eyrie, colleges, high school Commencement and Baccalaureate Services, pastors’ conferences, etc.

 

 

Harrisonburg, BRISTOL-Civic Affairs

Served on the Governor’s Special Educational Research Committee for the Harrisonburg  School System, 1968

Served as Chairman of the Protestant Committee on Scouting for the Massanutten District, 1968-69

Member Board of Directors of the Bristol Boys’ Club, 1971-78

Member of the District Committee of the Sequoya Council of the Boy Scouts, 1971-73, Bristol, Virginia

Chairman of the Interracial and Interdenominational Washington Street School Project, 1971-73, Bristol, Virginia

Community Relations council for Job Corps, 1972-73, Bristol, Virginia

Drug and Sex Education Committee for the Bristol, Virginia Public Schools, 1975-78

Member of the Rotary Club. Board of Directors, 1971-78, Bristol, Virginia

Member of the Board of Directors of the Bristol, YMCA, 1976-78

 

Southern Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

President of the Seminary Faculty Club, 1979-80

Chairman of the Ministry Study Division, 1980-81

Secretary of the Guest Speakers Committee, 1978-79, 1982-83

Member of the Advanced Professional Committee, 1978-79, 1982-83

Member of the Search Committee for a Professor in New Testament, 1978-80                                                            

Member of the Search Committee for a Communications Professor, 1979-80

Member of the Search Committee for an Old Testament Professor, 1978-81

Member of the Editorial Board of the Review and Expositor, 1980-83

Chairman of the Preaching Department, 1980-81

Member of the Selection Committee for Volume III of the Award Winning Sermons for Broadman Press, 1979

Member of the Search Committee for a Music Professor, 1982

Member of the Seminary’s Academic Council, 1979-82

Seminary Pastor Advisory Committee, 1982-83

Supply preacher at various churches, conferences, and conventions

Interim pastor in several Baptist churches

Speaker at Pastor’s Conferences, colleges, revivals, and Ridgecrest

 

St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky

Guiding Building Committee of St. Matthews Baptist church to complete a seven million dollar building project, completed 1986

Vice-President of Acts, 1984

Member of Urban Ministry Institute Planning Committee, 1984-86

Member of Urban Training Cooperative, 1984-86

Editorial Board of Friends of SBC Cooperative Missions, Inc., 1984-86

Chairman of the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Annual Awards Luncheon for the National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1986

Chairman of the Commission of Christian Unity for the Kentucky Council of Churches, 1987-93

Moderator, Forum of Congregations of the Kentuckiana Interfaith Community, 1986-93

Kentuckiana Interfaith Dialogue Committee, 1986-93

Preacher for the Annual Offterdinger-Williamson Preaching Series, First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, October, 1986

Member of the Louisville and Jefferson County AIDS Task Force, 1987-89

Member of the Baptist Joint Committee for the Long Run Association, 1987-93

Book Review Editor for Sharing the Practice, Journal for the Academy of Parish Clergy, 1988-91

Worship leader for the Academy of Parish Clergy Convocation in Cleveland, Ohio, May, 1990

Member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Parish Clergy, 1990-1994

Member of the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Board of Directors, 1989-93

Nominating Committee, Kentucky Baptist Convention, 1991-93

Annual Sermon, Long Run Baptist Association, 1991

Executive Board, Kentucky Council of Churches, 1991-93

Executive Board, Kentucky Baptist Convention, 1990-93

 

 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lumberton, North Carolina

 

President of the Academy of Parish Clergy, 1993-95

International Development Council, Baptist Theological Seminary, Ruschlikon, Switzerland, 1992-97

Board of Directors, Fayetteville Family Life Center, 1993-96

Baptist World Alliance Aid Committee, 1995-2000

Baptist World Alliance Worship Study Commission, 1993 – 2000, 2003-present

Baptist World Alliance Theological Study Committee, 2003-present

125th Founder’s Day Sermon, Harrisonburg Baptist Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia, January 17, 1994

Faculty-Staff Easter Sermon, Campbell University, March 31, 1994

Theological Education Study Committee, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 1993-95

Poteat Scholarship Committee for Wake Forest University, 1995-98

President, Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton/Robeson County, 1995-2000

President Board of Directors, Robeson Family Counseling Center, 1996-2000

Board of Directors, Baptist AIDS Partnership of North Carolina, 1996-2000

Chaplain, American Guild of Organist, Cape Fear Chapter, Fayetteville, NC 1996-2000

Editorial Advisory Board, Sharing the Practice, 1996-present

President, Lumberton Rotary Club, 1997-98

Trustee of The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, 1997-2003. Chair of the Board 2001-2003

Trustee of Chowan College, Murfreesboro, North Carolina, 1997-2006

Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Hispanic Committee of the Robeson Baptist Association, 1998-2000

Member of the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce, 1997-2000

President, Lumberton/Robeson County Minister’s Association, 1999-2000

Chapel speaker at Gardner-Webb Divinity School, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, Campbell University, Baptist House at Duke, etc.

 

PRESENT

Baptist World Alliance Baptist Worship & Spirituality Committee, 2015-2020

Baptist World Alliance Theology & Worship Committees, 2003- 2010

Campbell University Board of Ministers, 2001-2010

President, Virginia Baptist Network of Interim Ministers, 2016-2018

National Advisory Council, Americans United for Separation of Church & State 2003- 12

Board of Directors, Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies 2005-2013; 2014-

Executive Committee, Virginia Baptist Historical Society 2005-present. President 2018-

Board of Trustees, Chowan University 2002- 2006

President, Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies, 2012-2013

Dean, APC College of Fellows 2011-2017

Advisory Council, Bluefield College 2014-present

Chair, Advisory Council, Bluefield College 2018-

 

Lectures

Religious Emphasis Speaker at Madison University, 1967

University of Richmond Pastor’s School, June, 1973 

“Current Development in Proclamation,” Continuing Education Conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, April, 1979

“Pulpit Skills,” Continuing Education Conference, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, January, 1980

Contemporary Preaching,” Continuing Education Conference, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, September, 1981

Averett College Minister’s Conference, April, 1981

Baptist Pastors Fellowship, Georgetown College, May, 1981

First Student Pastor’s Conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1982

Samford University Ministerial Association, September, 1982

Pastor’s School, Bluefield College, July, 1984

Offterdinger-Williamson Preaching Series, November 1986

Wake Forest University Lectures on Preaching, March, 1990

“The Pastor as Administrator,” Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Workshop, 1991

Convocation Address, Virginia Intermont College, September, 1993

Founder’s Day Address, Bluefield College, October, 1993

“Ministry with Terminally Ill & Bereaved,” Workshop at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, North Carolina, April 9, 1996

“Preaching From the Pastoral Perspective,” North Carolina Academy of Parish Clergy Colleague Group, May 20, 1995

“Sermon Evaluation,” North Carolina Academy of Parish Clergy Colleague Group,  September 16, 1996

“Baptist Deacons: Our Distinctiveness,” Deacon/Spouse Training at Caraway Conference Center, October 11-12, 1996

“Emotional Responses to Prostate Cancer,” Southeastern Cancer Center, Lumberton, North Carolina, May 22, 1997

Worship Leader at the Baptist House of Studies, Duke University Divinity School, April 12, 1999

Heritage Lectures, Chowan College, March 26 & 28, 2001

Founder’s Day Address, Chowan College, October 10, 2001

“The Minister as a Star Thrower”, Commencement Address at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, May 31, 2003

“Seeing Inside the Listener’s Head: Pastoral Preaching” Massanetta Springs Bible & Music Conference, Harrisonburg, VA, August 4, 2003

Speakman Chair of Preaching, Massanetta Springs Bible & Music Conference, Harrisonburg, VA, August 3 & 4, 2003

“Preaching & Dialogue Leader,” Intentional Interim Conference, Eastover, VA, May 21-22, 2005.

“Reflecting on Modern Shapers of Baptist Thought,” Virginia Baptist Historical Society Annual Meeting, May 22, 2012

“Preaching in the Interim” and “Reflecting on Modern Shapers of Baptist Thought” Interim Ministers Conference, Richmond, VA, September 19, 2013

Preaching Lectures, “Pastoral & Doctrinal Preaching,” Academy of Parish Clergy Annual Conference, Canterbury Retreat Center, Orlando, Florida, February 23 &24, 2016.

Speaker on “The Struggle for Meaning,” Oates Award Banquet, Louisville, KY, October 13, 2016

Ministers’ Conference, Lynchburg, VA, October 18, 2016 on Star Throwers: A Pastor’s Handbook

Speaker for VA Network of Interim Ministers Retreat, May 2-3, 2017, Eagle Eyrie

Preacher for the 150th Church Anniversary, Harrisonburg Baptist Church. January 20, 2019

 

Member

The American Academy of Religion (Past member)

The Academy of Homiletics (Past Member)

The Academy of Parish Clergy

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Whitsitt Baptist Heritage Society

Virginia Baptist Historical Society

The Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies

 

LISTINGS

Centennial Who’s Who 2009-2010

Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2000, 2007

2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, 2007

The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who, 2007-2008

21st Century Award for Achievement, 2007

Who’s Who in Religion, 1991-92

International Leaders in Achievement, 1990

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, 1987

Who’s Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology, 1986

The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, 1986

The International Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement, 1985

Community Leaders of America, 1983

Directory of Distinguished Americans, 1982

Personalities of America, 1981, 1982

International Who’s Who in Community Service, 1978

Men of Achievement, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1993

Men and Women of Distinction, 1979

Dictionary of International Biography, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1990

Who’s Who in Religion, 1977

Personalities of the South, 1976, 1983, 1985 Editions

Outstanding Young Men of America, 1967 Edition

International Who’s Who in Community Service, 1978

Men of Achievement, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1993

 

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Member of Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society

Member of Kappa Delta Pi, National Honor Society 

Man and Boy Award from the Bristol Boys’ Club, 1974

Doctor of Divinity – Conferred by the University of Richmond, Virginia, May 8, 1977

Walter Pope Binns Fellow – William Jewell College, 1983

Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, 1997

Fellow of the Academy of Parish Clergy, 1997

1997 Parish Pastor of the Year Award from the Academy of Parish Clergy

The Medallion – 1999 – (The highest award given to a volunteer board member by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America)

Speakman Chair of Preaching Award, 2003

Wayne Oates Award, The Oates Institute, Louisville, KY, October 13, 2016

 

BOOKS

 

Facing Grief and Death, published by Broadman Press, August, 1975

 The Struggle for Meaning, (editor and contributor), published by Judson Press, 1977

Knowing God: Religious Knowledge in the Theology of John Baillie, published by University Press of America, 1978

The Way for All Seasons, published by Broadman Press, 1987

 Ministry: An Ecumenical Challenge, (editor and contributor), published by Kentucky Council of Churches, 1988

 Our Baptist Tradition, published by Smyth & Helwys, 1993; revised edition, 2005

 Getting Past the Pain: Making Sense of Life’s Darkness,  Published by Smyth & Helwys, 1997

 A Glorious Vision, published by Friar Press, Kearney, Nebraska, 1998

The Bible As Our Guide For Spiritual Growth (editor and contributor) published by Friar Press, Kearney Nebraska, 1999

The Lord’s Prayer Today, published by Smyth and Helwys, 2002

Authentic Evangelism: Sharing the Good News with Sense and Sensitivity, published by Judson Press, 2002

Through the Eyes of a Child, published by Writers Club Press, 2003

Christmas Is for the Young…Whatever Their Age, published by CSS Press, 2007.

Love as a Way of Living, published by Smyth & Helwys, 2008

The Compelling Faces of Jesus, published by Mercer University Press, 2008.

The Ten Commandments: Their Meaning Today by Parson’s Porch, 2010

The Left Behind Fantasy: The Theology Behind the Left Behind Tales, published by Resource Publications, an Imprint of Wipf & Stock, 2010

Facing Life’s Ups and Downs, published by Smyth & Helwys, 2010

The Church in Today’s World, published by Parson’s Porch, 2011

The Church under the Cross, published by Energion Press. 2012

Modern Shapers of Baptist Thought in America, published by VA Baptist Heritage & Studies Center, 2012.

The Journey to the Undiscovered Country: What’s Beyond Death, published by Energion Press, 2012

The Preaching Pastor: Toward a Theology of the Word, published by Nurturing Faith, 2012 

The Pulpit Ministry of the Pastors of River Road Church, Baptist (Editor), published by Nurturing Faith, 2012.

The Last Words from the Cross, published by Energion Press, 2013

The Way for All Seasons: The Beatitudes for the 21st Century, republished by Parson’s Porch, 2013

Facing Grief and Death: Living with Dying, republished with revisions and a new chapter by Parson’s Porch, 2013

Lord, I Keep Getting a Busy Signal: Reaching for a Better Spiritual Connection, published by Energion Publications, 2014.

Overcoming Sermon Block: The Preacher’s Workshop, published by Energion Publications, 2014.

A Revolutionary Gospel: Salvation in the Theology of Walter Rauschenbusch, published by Smyth & Helwys, 2015.

Holidays, Holy Days & Special Days: Preaching through the Year, published by Energion Publications, 2015.

Star Thrower: A Pastor’s Handbook published by Smyth & Helwys, 2016

A Positive Word for Christian Lamenting: Funeral Homilies, published by Energion Publications, 2016

The Forgotten Beatitude: Worshiping through Stewardship, published by Energion Publications, 2016

Wayne Oates: A Pastoral Prophet, editor. (Smyth & Helwys published in 2017)

The Abiding Presence: Communion Meditations. (CSS published in 2018)

Which Voice Will You Follow? published by Energion in 2018

The Difficult Sayings of Jesus, published by Smyth & Helwys in 2018

Beginning and Ending a Pastorate, published by Energion Publications, 2018

Conversations with My Grandchildren about God, Religion, and Life, Energion Publications, 2019

  Markers along the Way: Signs of Jesus in the Gospel of John, published by Smyth & Helwys, 2020

The Rebirth of the Church, published by Energion Publications, 2020

Jesus’ Journey to the Cross, published by Energion Publications, 2021

Lessons from the Old Testament by Smyth & Helwys, 2022

Stories that Continue to Speak to Us Today: Looking Again at the Parables of Jesus, CSS, 2022

WORKS IN PROGRESS: I Corinthians to be published by Smyth & Helwys in 2022.  In preparation— Pastoral Prayers, and Learning from the Psalms

 

Thesis

“The Concept of Soteriology in the Theology of Walter Rauschenbusch,” Th.M. Thesis

“The Concept of Religious Knowledge in the Theology of John Baillie,” Th.D. Thesis

 

Contributions to Books

 

“Ten Tips for Ministry,” in The Ministry Life: 101 Tips for New Ministers, John Killinger, published by Smyth & Helwys, 2013.

We All Need Roots,” Preaching in the Interim: A Resource for Intentional Interim Ministers, vol. 2, edited by Leslie Robinson, Jr. Winston-Salem, NC: Center for Congregation Health, 2011.

“How Are We Going to Run This Thing?” Preaching in the Interim: A Resource for Intentional Interim Ministers, edited by B. Leslie Robinson, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC: Center for Congregational Health, 2010.

“A Mountain Top Experience,” “The Temptations of Jesus,” Characteristics of Worship,” “Trusting in the Lord,” Four sermons and prayers in The Minister’s Manual, 2010, edited by Lee McGlone, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2009.

An article, “Preaching Parables,” and five sermons on parables in The Minister’s Manual, 2009, edited by Lee McGlone, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2009.

“The Greatest of These Is Love,” John Killinger: Celebrating 75 Years, edited by David R. Tullock, Xlibris Corporation, 2008.

Four sermons and prayers in The Minister’s Manual, 2008, edited by Lee McGlone, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2007

Eight sermons and/or prayers, The Minister’s Manual, 2007, edited by James W. Cox &   Lee McGlone, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2006

“Nobody Ever Died of Old Age,” The Minister’s Manual 2005, edited by James W. Cox, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2004.

“In the Power of the Spirit,” “The Communion Cup” The Minister’s Manual 2004, edited by James W. Cox, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2003.

“Resources for Preaching on Self-Discovery,” “The New Covenant,” “The Silence of

God,” The Minister’s Manual 2003, edited by James W. Cox, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2002.

“In the Power of the Spirit,” Seeds of Hope: Liberia and Virginia Baptists, compiled by

William H. Duke, Richmond, VA: Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies, 2002.

“Where Is God When Evil and Suffering Reign?” For the Living of These Days:

Responses to Terrorism, compiled by William H. Duke, Richmond, VA: Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies, 2001.

“Seeking Divine Guidance,” “Discovering Yourself,” “Living at Peace with the

Environment,” “Wisdom, Wonder, and Worship,” “Finding Signs of Christmas,”

“The Wonder of Christmas,” The Minister’s Manual 2002, edited by James L. Cox, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2001

“The Burden of Guilt,” “The Gospel and Our Work,” The Minister’s Manual 2001, edited by James W. Cox, Jossey-Bass Publisher, 2000.

“Christmas is Coming,” “Men Need Religion Too!” and several illustrations, The

Minister’s Manual 2000, edited by James W. Cox, Jossey-Bass Publishers 1999.

“The Call To Evangelism,” “The Church’s Mandate for Evangelism,” “A Guide from the Biblical Evangelists,” “A Family Inventory,” and several pastoral prayers, The Minister’s Manual 1999, edited by James W. Cox, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998.

“Lessons From the Narrow Places of Life,” The Library of Distinctive Sermons, vol. 5, edited by Gary W. Klingsporn, Questar Publishers, 1997

“Can I Sing When the Going Gets Tough?”, The Library of Distinctive Sermons, Vol. 3, edited by Gary W. Klingsporn, Questar Publishers, 1996

“To What Church Do You Belong?” Proclaiming the Baptist Vision: The Church,  edited by Walter B. Shurden, Smyth & Helwys, 1996

“Jesus’ Prayer for Christian Unity,” The Ministers Manual 1997, edited by James Cox, Harper and Collins, 1999

“The Challenge of Religious Freedom,” Reflections on Religious Liberty, 2nd Edition, Americans United For Separation of Church and State, 1995

“Questions About Sin,” The Ministers Manual 1996, Harper and Collins, 1995

“The Church’s Response to Violence and Race,” Violence: A Christian Response     (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship), 1995

“A New Commandment of Love,” Best Sermons 7, edited by James W. Cox, Harper and Collins, 1994

“Freedom Isn’t Free,” Reflections on Religious Liberty, edited by Bunnie Riedel, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 1994

“Can There Be Peace on Earth?”, The Ministers Manual 1994, Harper and Row

“Seeing God,” Admidst Babel, Speak the Truth, Robert Ferguson (ed), Smyth & Helwys Publishing Co., 1993

“Resources for Preaching on the Sermon on the Mount” (Eleven sermons), The Ministers Manual 1993, Harper and Row

“When Life Crashes In,” Best Sermons 4, edited by James W. Cox, Harper & Row, 1991

“The Seasons of Lent, Easter/Pentecost,” 14 chapters (Sundays), in Preaching the Lectionary: A Workbook for Year C, edited by Perry H. Biddle, Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991

“Death,” Handbook of Themes for Preaching, Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991

“Learning to Eat at the Lord’s Table,” The Ministers Manual 1991

“Who Is This Jesus Christ?” Best Sermons 2, edited by James W. Cox, Harper & Row, 1989

“Exorcising Demons in the Modern World,” in the Twentieth Century Pulpit, Vol. II, edited by James Cox, Abingdon Press, 1981

“Preaching from Daniel, Ruth, Esther, and the Song of Songs,” included in the book, Biblical Preaching: An Expositor’s Treasury, edited by James Cox, published by Westminster Press, 1989.

Three sermons – “Which Voice Will You Follow?”, “Finding Forgiveness,” “The Gospel and Our Work,” included in The Ministers Manual 1986, edited by James W. Cox

“A Perspective for the New Year,” The Ministers Manual 1987

“Resources for Preaching on the Parables of Jesus” (10 sermons), “Forgetting to Remember,” and “Locked in by Pessimism,” in The Ministers Manual 1986

“Are You Ready for Christmas?” included in The Ministers Manual 1980, edited by Charles L. Wallis, Harper and Row, 1979

“The Literature of Preaching,” included in Preaching in Today’s World, edited by James C. Barry, published by Broadman Press, 1984

Illustrating the Gospel of Matthew, James Hightower (comp.), published by Broadman Press, 1982

Illustrating the Book of Romans, James Hightower (comp.), published by Broadman Press, 1982

The Equipping of Disciples, edited by John Hendrix and Lloyd Householder, Broadman Press, 1977

“The Gentle Revolution: Violence and the New Testament,” included in the book, Violence in America, published by the Sunday School Board of the SBC, 1970

 

Other Media

 

Four sermons, “A Mountain Top Experience,” “A Word on Behalf of Sin,” “Thinking Again about Being Born Again,” “Facing Temptation” (2008) on the CBF internet web page: Smyth & Helwys Worship at www.helwys.com/worship

“The Challenge of Religious Freedom”, a sermon in Our Story: Baptist and Religious Liberty (DVD ROM, Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies, University of Richmond, VA, 2007.

An hour long interview on my book, The Left Behind Fantasy, by John Lofton on “The American View Radio Show”, April 23, 2010.

 

Articles

“The Call to Minister: Partners in Service,” Sharing the Practice, (vol. 45, Issue 2), June 2022

“The Call to minister: A Pastor’s View,” Sharing the Practice (Vol. 44, Issue 4), December 2021

“What I Learned from Reading Theologians that Affected My Ministry,” Sharing the Practice (Vol. 44, Issue 1), March 2021

“How Do I Love My Enemy?” Sharing the Practice (Vol. 43, Issues 1/2, March/June 2020.

“Paul Simmons: The Witness to Life,” Christian Ethics Today (Vol. 28, No, 3, Summer 2019).

“Preaching in a Nursing Home,” Sharing the Practice, (vol. 42, Issue 2, June 2019).

 “Learning from the Sermons of Other Minsters,” Sharing the Practice, (vol. 42, Issue 1, March 2019).

“Looking Back: If I Had to Do Ministry Over Again,” Sharing the Practice (Vol. 38, Issue 1, March 2015).

“Preaching the Lesson,” two articles in Lectionary Homiletics, (February, 2007).

“Preaching the Lesson,” four articles in Lectionary Homiletics, (Dec. 05/Jan, 2006).

 “Preaching the Lesson,” four articles in Lectionary Homiletics, (April, 2005).

“The Minister as a Star Thrower,” Christian Ethics Today, Winter, 2005.

“A Critique of the Sermon, ‘Greed Which Is Idolatry’” in Sharing the Practice, December, 2004

“The Minister as a Star Thrower,” Baptist Today, November, 2003.

“The Minister as a Star Thrower,” Sharing the Practice, Vol. XXVI, No. 4, Autumn, 2003 Issue,

Looking Back: If I Had My Ministry to Do Over Again,” Sharing the Practice, Vol. XXX, 2001

“Why I Wrote Getting Past the Pain: Making Sense of Life’s Darkness,” Sharing the Practice, Vol. XXI, No. 2, 1998

“The Risen Christ,” The Robeson Reporter, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 1998

“Response on Receiving the 1997 Parish Pastor of the Year Award from the Paris Clergy,” Sharing the Practice, Vol. XX, No. 3, 1997

“Going Home Again,” Sharing the Practice, Vol. XX, No. 3, 1997

“The Ministry of the Star Throwers,” Sharing the Practice, Summer, 1995

“Baptist World Alliance Congress,” Carolina Crusader, Sept. 7-20, 1995

“Growth Requires Vision,” The Robesonian, June 18, 1995

“Sabbatical Reflection,” Sharing the Practice, Fall, 1994

“The Practice of Ministry,” Sharing the Practice, Summer, 1994

“Preaching the Christmas Story, Proclaim, 1995

Five articles on the Lord’s Prayer, Formations, Summer, 1992

“Upside-down Values,” Western Recorder, April 2, 1991

Exegesis and sermon, “Questions about Suffering,” Biblical Preaching Journal, Summer, 1990

“The Practice of Theology,” The Christian Ministry, March-April, 1990

“Addressing Change,” Search, Fall, 1989 (This article was translated into Spanish and published in El Lider Bautista, January, 1991

Third Sunday of Lent – Exegesis and sermon, “A Reason for Living,” Biblical Journal, Winter, 1989

Numerous articles as Book Review Editor of Sharing the Practice, 1988-91

“Questions from the Dark Side” (six articles), Proclaim, 1988

Illustration, Preaching, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1987

“Jesus Models Ministry as Pastoral Service, Not Rule,” SBC Today, May 1986

“Conducting Funerals,” Church Administration, February, 1986

Illustration, Preaching, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1986

“George Arthur Buttrick: The Preacher’s Preacher,” Proclaim, October, November, December, 1985

“Was Jesus An Inerrantist?”, SBC Today, March, 1985

“Premier Pulpiteer: Harry Emerson Fosdick,” Proclaim, July, August, September, 1985

“Conducting Church Committee Meetings,” Church Administration, September, 1985

Illustration, Preaching, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1985

“Leslie D. Weatherhead: The Untraditional Preacher,” Proclaim, April, May, June, 1985

“Herschel Hobbs: Giant Expository Preacher,” Proclaim, January, February, March, 1985

“Why We Follow the Christian Calendar in Worship?” Church Administration, Dec. 1984

“Toward A Theology of the Proclaimed Word,” Review and Expositor, Spring, 1984

“Ministry Focus: Preaching – Sermon Suggestions,” Nursing Home Ministry News, December, 1983

“Preaching from Jeremiah,” Review and Expositor, Summer, 1981

“Education with a Difference,” Inauguration Sermon delivered on April 27, 1980, for the service of Installation of Dr. Kenneth Glass as President of Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia. Printed in the Virginia Intermont College Bulletin, Winter, 1981, Vol., 52, No. 1

Advanced Bible Study (thirteen Sunday School lessons in Luke’s Gospel), October, November, December, 1980

“Pulpit Performance: Seminary Professors Answer,” Proclaim, July, August, Sept. 1980.

Sunday School Senior Adults (eleven lessons on the Gospel of John), Convention Uniform Series, October, November, December, 1979, and January, February, March, 1980.

“The Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost” (Preaching and Worship Guides), Word and Witness, October, 1979

“Preaching from Ephesians,” Review and Expositor, Fall, 1979

“Beyond the Call of Duty: Assisting the Dying and the Grieving,” First Aid Bulletin, Official Publication of the Virginia Association of the Volunteer Rescue Squads, March, 1979

“The Beatitudes,” A series of articles published in 1975 and 1976 in the Young Adults in Training Magazine

“A Tribute to John L. Rosser, 1875-1972,” The Quarterly Review, January, February, March, 1975

“Exorcising Demons and Salvation,” a sermon, published in the May-June, 1974 issue of The New Pulpit Digest

Schweitzer’s Reverence for Life,” Theology Today, January, 1974              

Four articles on the Training Procedures for the lesson on “The Black Christian in America,” published in The Adult Church Training Guide, July August, September, 1972

“The Church and Ecological Action,” Review and Expositor, Winter, 1972

“Project: The Right to Clean Air and Pure Water,” Now, Fall, 1970

Sunday School lessons for the first quarter of 1969 – Religious Herald (thirteen articles), The Virginia Baptist State Paper

“The Creator and the New Creation,” Six articles in the Young People’s Training Union Magazine for the fall of 1969. The unit included “Beginning at the Beginning,”  “Maker of Heaven and Earth,” “From Everlasting to Everlasting,” “Beginning and Endings,” “Freedom Within Order,” “Creation and the Meaning of Life”

“What is God Like?” a series of eight articles in the Young People’s Training  Union       Magazine, published in the fall of 1968. The unit includes “Making God in Man’s Image,” “On Studying God,” “The Idea of Holiness,” “If We Are Faithless…He Remains Faithful,” “A Love That Will Not Let Go,” “Jesus Called Him Father,” and “The God of Persons”

 

Over  150 Book Reviews in Review & Expositor, Sharing the Practice, The Christian Ministry, etc.

 

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