On behalf of the American Society of Missiology, I welcome you to our new homiletical resource, MissionalPreacher.
MissionalPreacher was created as a resource for pastors and congregational leaders in the North American context who endeavor to engage the mission field that lies outside their congregation's front door. MissionalPreacher is not intended to replace or compete with the many fine web based homiletical resources that exist. It is intended to be a compliment to them by intentionally focusing on the missiological aspects of Sunday texts as prescribed by the Revised Common Lectionary. Each Sunday's interpretation is authored by members of the American Society of Missiology as they bring their missiological lens to the understanding and interpretation of biblical texts.
The American Society of Missiology is an inclusive and diverse professional association made up of members from Independent (Evangelical, Pentecostal, etc.), Conciliar, and Roman Catholic communions of the Christian church. This unique make-up of our membership provides a dynamic and lively exchange of ideas, issues, and scholarship focused on the church's call to participate in God's mission to the world. MissionalPreacher draws on this diversity, to extend this lively exchange to you, as you wrestle with scripture this week.
It is our hope that MissionalPreacher offers you a fresh, cutting edge, and transformational understanding of biblical texts to assist you in your faithful reflection on the Word of God for the people and communities you serve.
I wish to thank the ASM Board of Publications for their support and encouragement to undertake this project. It is impossible to produce a project like this without the support and contribution of others. I am indebted to my colleagues in ASM who have graciously given their time to author interpretations for the Church Year. I am especially grateful to those who are serving as our Associated Editors for the various Seasons of the Church Year:
Jody Fleming, Lecturer in Practical Theology, Evangelical Seminary
Steve Whitmer, Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, HIU
Boubakar Sanou, Assistant Professor of Mission, Andrews University
Gord Brown, Teaching and Research Assistant, Systematic Theology, Knox College, University of Toronto
Rhonda Haynes, PhD Candidate, Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Missionary for 7 years in Bolivia
Paulo Oliveria, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
Titus Presler, Th.D. at Boston Univ., Episcopal Missiologist having served in India, Zimbabwe, and Pakistan
Samuel Yonas Deressa, PhD candidate at Luther Seminary, Lecturer at Mekane Yesus Seminary, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This site is not yet all that we anticipate it will be. Not every text is covered for each Sunday. In the future we hope to expand our offerings to include Saints Days, Lesser Festivals, and Commemorations.
While you are here at our ASM site, please take time to look at our many offerings. You are cordially invited to become a member of ASM, subscribe to our quarterly journal Missiology: An International Review or look at the fine offerings of our ASM Series-published by ASM for their high merit and wide interest in the study of mission.
If you have questions, additional information or a suggestion for how we might improve the site, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phillip C. Huber, MissionalPreacher, Series Editor
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church