Words, Words, and More Words

In writing, speaking, and preaching, people constantly search for the “right” words. Nancy Lammers Gross examines the connection between worship, words, and writing.

Preacher: Nancy Lammers Gross

Text: Ephesians 4:17-32

Sermon from the Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop at Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary, 2017


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.