In writing, speaking, and preaching, people constantly search for the “right” words. Nancy Lammers Gross examines the connection between worship, words, and writing.
Precisely because FPC Jamaica is a church in community, it also embodies a model of Church that isn’t afraid to speak to power in order to harness it for the benefit of the people. For nine long years, Rev. O’Connor and church leaders took their case into countless boardrooms, sat down in many politicians’ offices, and held conference phone calls with plenty of skeptical influencers.
In this podcast episode, Adam Hearlson describes how subversion has been a central part of Christian worship from the beginning. He asks the Church to consider alternative, ancient, and subversive forms of worship to live our identity more fully.
Nancy Lammers Gross is the Arthur Sarell Rudd Associate Professor of Speech Communication in Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned both her MDiv and PhD from Princeton Seminary. She is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, the National Communication Association/Religious Communication Association, and numerous academic administration professional organizations. Her areas of teaching interest include speech communication, preaching, worship, and hermeneutics. An ordained Presbyterian minister, she has served churches in California and New Jersey. She also served for ten years on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry in the New Brunswick Presbytery, four of those years as co-moderator. She has been deeply involved in curriculum development at Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary), in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where she previously taught, and in ministry in local congregations. Her latest book is Women’s Voices and the Practice of Preaching.