Speaking Truth to Power

An Anthology of Sermons

by William Guthrie


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Speaking Truth to Power

“Whenever effective preaching is done, three acts of “exegesis” are operative. There is the responsible exegesis of biblical texts, drawing from the words of scripture a word for the contemporary church. There is the exegesis of day to day life, where one “reads” the human situation with wisdom, strength, and honesty. Lastly, there is the exegetical witness of the preacher who from the riches of his or her own personal experience dares to proclaim good news to those who hunger for it. In his collection of sermons, Speaking Truth to Power, William Guthrie has brought these three acts together in a compelling and dramatic manner as he lets us hear in his own voice the Old and New Testaments speaking to the varied seasons of human life.” ~The Reverend Canon Lloyd Alexander Lewis, PhD, DD, Downs Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia; and Canon Theologian to the Episcopal Bishop of Long Island “From his rich experience as a priest in Guyana, Virginia, California and New Jersey, Father William Guthrie gives us reflections on the gospel’s relevance to public life, private morality and personal hope with a crisp particularity and keen observations on the range of human experience.” ~The Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, MDiv, DD, Bishop of Virginia (Retired), Provisional Bishop of East North Carolina


About the Author

William Guthrie

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