Boundaries of Belonging: The Necessity of a Global Homiletic Conversation

  • Jerusha Matsen Neal

Abstract

This article reflects on the challenges and importance of extended, global homiletic conversations. Drawing on my experience as a Westerner teaching preaching in the Pacific, the article asserts the necessity of global homiletic conversation as a guard against hegemonic preaching practices and as a productive agent of cultural destabilization. This is particularly true when defining the contours of postcolonial preaching. By moving preaching into postures of Spirit-dependence similar to Mary’s dependence on the Spirit in Luke’s gospel, global homiletic conversation can facilitate sacramental performances of embodied relation between preachers, their changing communities, and Christ.

Published
06-02-2018
Section
Articles
How to Cite
MATSEN NEAL, Jerusha. Boundaries of Belonging: The Necessity of a Global Homiletic Conversation. Homiletic, [S.l.], v. 43, n. 1, june 2018. ISSN 2152-6923. Available at: <http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/homiletic/article/view/4555>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/hmltc.v43i1.4555.