Power for ministry

Resurrection isn’t a ‘topic’ to be dusted off for Easter and funerals but lies instead at the heart of all serious ministry, says Richard Lischer.

Richard LischerEditor’s note: Faith & Leadership offers sermons that shed light on issues of Christian leadership. This sermon was preached by the Rev. Richard Lischer at a special service for graduating students at Duke Divinity School, April 15, 2009, in Goodson Chapel.

Richard Lischer is the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching at Duke Divinity School and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author of “The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America,” “The End of Words” and “Open Secrets,” Lischer has taught and lectured widely in practical theology, ministry, religious autobiography and preaching.

He received a lifetime achievement award in 2007 from the Academy of Homiletics.

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