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Long, Thomas G. 1946-

Overview
Works: 172 works in 315 publications in 4 languages and 6,972 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: BV4211.2, 251
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Hebrews by Thomas G Long( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epistle to the Hebrews is a sermon of the sort preached in the earliest Christian churches. The preacher is addressing an urgent problem, one that is still common today: the congregation is exhausted; it has gone through great distress; and it is having difficulty holding on to its faith. The people are weary and disheartened. Thomas Long shows how the epistle to the Hebrews combines theological teaching and advice about ethical action to speak to the church today as it confronts and responds to today's challenges
The witness of preaching by Thomas G Long( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas G. Long's The Witness of Preaching has become the standard text in preaching classes. In this revision, Long has expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, incorporating many additional examples of textual interpretation, and has included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions. He critically engages the best thinkers, bringing into the conversation both important new voices and the latest work of those who appeared in the first edition. In addition, he addresses some of the new forces at work, such as the use of video clips and PowerPoint in sermons." "As in the first edition, Long allows the theological image of bearing witness to the gospel to govern and organize every aspect of the process of creating a sermon - from the interpretation of a biblical text to the oral delivery of the sermon. Long's wisdom and advice will be of continuing value to both seminary students and the veteran preacher."--Jacket
Matthew by Thomas G Long( )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The original audience of the Gospel of Matthew included converts from Judaism who wrestled with how to be faithful to Jesus Christ under difficult circumstances in a changing world. The Gospel of Matthew became a first-aid manual for this church in the midst of a struggle." "Long identifies this first audience and its faith within the social and religious context of the day and clarifies the structure of the Gospel. Providing examples of contemporary relevance, Long helps today's reader discern the significance of this guide for faithful living in today's church."--Jacket
The good funeral : death, grief, and the community of care by Thomas G Long( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two of the most authoritative voices on the funeral industry come together here in one volume to discuss the current state of the funeral. Through their different lenses -- one as a preacher and one as a funeral director -- Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch alternately discuss several challenges facing "the good funeral," including the commercial aspects that have led many to be suspicious of funeral directors, the sometimes tense relationship between pastors and funeral directors, the tendency of modern funerals to exclude the body from the service, and the rapid growth in cremation. The book features forewords from Patrick Lynch, President of the National Funeral Directors Association, and Barbara Brown Taylor, highly praised author and preacher. It is an essential resource for funeral directors, morticians, and pastors, and anyone else interested in current funeral practices."--
Accompany them with singing : the Christian funeral by Thomas G Long( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Long begins by describing how the Christian funeral developed historically, theologically, and liturgically, and then discusses recent cultural trends in funeral practices, including the rise in both cremations and memorial services. He describes the basic pattern for a funeral service, details options in funeral planning, identifies characteristics of a "good funeral," and provides thoughtful guidance for preaching at a funeral." "But Long also notes a disturbing trend toward funeral services that seem theologically right and pastorally caring, but actually depart from the primary aims of the Christian funeral constructed around the metaphor of the deceased as a saint traveling on a baptismal journey toward God, accompanied by the community of faith on "the last mile of the way." He argues that the cultural conditions for maintaining this view are under stress and a new, less-theological and less-satisfying metaphor that focuses on the mourner has begun to erode the Christian view. He contrasts the ancient grand community drama with today's trend toward body-less memorial services that focus primarily on the living and grief management. This is a loss for the church, he argues, and he calls for the church to reclaim the classic metaphor."--Jacket
Preaching and the literary forms of the Bible by Thomas G Long( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the worship wars : building vital and faithful worship by Thomas G Long( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost every congregation is experiencing tension over worship. Many congregations have been participating in a renaissance of worship known as the ""liturgical movement"" and have reclaimed worship forms that have served the church for centuries. Yet because the church today is operating in a radically changed cultural environment, many people in our society do not understand liturgical worship and thus we must find language, music, themes, and images that speak to the unchurched, spiritually seeking person. In Beyond the Worship Wars, Thomas G. Long discusses the nine characteristics of vita
A Chorus of witnesses : model sermons for today's preacher( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preaching as a theological task : world, Gospel, Scripture : in honor of David Buttrick by Thomas Long( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do daily events impact preaching? How does a preacher use the gospel and scripture to speak to those situations? This volume, in honor of homiletician David Buttrick, explores the complex and important relationships between world, gospel, and scripture and their relevance for preaching and theology
Listening to the word : studies in honor of Fred B. Craddock( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What shall we say? : evil, suffering, and the crisis of faith by Thomas G Long( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsunamis, earthquakes, famines, diseases, wars -- these and other devastating forces lead Christians to ask painful questions. Is God all-powerful? Is God good? How can God allow so much innocent human suffering? These questions, taken together, have been called the "theodicy problem," and in this book Thomas Long explores what preachers can and should say in response ... he offers biblically based approaches to preaching on theodicy, guided by Jesus' parable of the wheat and the tares and the "greatest theodicy text in Scripture"--The book of Job. - from book jacket
Pastoral care : telling the stories of our lives by Karen D Scheib( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of pastoral care is to generate stories that promote growth in love of God, self, and others
Preaching in and out of season by Thomas G Long( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The senses of preaching by Thomas G Long( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Korean and English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preaching from memory to hope by Thomas G Long( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching preaching as a Christian practice : a new approach to homiletical pedagogy( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Preaching's most able practitioners gather in this book to call for a radical change in how Christian preaching is taught. Arguing that preaching is a living practice with a long tradition, an identifiable shape, and a broad set of norms and desired outcomes, these scholars propose that teachers initiate their students into the larger practice of preaching - the habits of mind, patterns of action, and ways of being that are integral to the ministry of preaching. The book concludes with designs for a basic preaching course and addresses the question of how preaching courses fit into the larger patterns of seminary curricula."--Jacket
Testimony : talking ourselves into being Christian by Thomas G Long( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking book, Thomas G. Long -- a theologian and respected authority on preaching—explores how Christians talk when they are not in church. Testimony breaks the stained-glass image of religious language to show how ordinary talking in our everyday lives -- talk across the backyard fence, talk with our kids, talk about politics and the events of the day -- can be sacred speech. In a world of spin, slick marketing, mindless chatter, and easy deceptions, Testimony shows that the hunger for truthful, meaningful, and compassionate speech is ultimately grounded in truth about God
The collected sermons of Walter Brueggemann by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to being one of the world's leading interpreters of the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann is a skilled and beloved preacher. This collection of sermons demonstrates Brueggemann's fidelity to biblical texts, which come alive with meaning in our contemporary world. Here Brueggemann also reflects on his preaching. As Samuel Wells writes in his foreword, 'Enjoy this volume from a master exegete, a master theologian, and a master preacher. They really are neat sermons. And they're for you."--Volume 1, back cover
1 & 2 Timothy and Titus by Thomas G Long( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas G. Long's insightful commentary on the Pastoral Epistles argues that these often-neglected letters are urgently important for readers today. Some of the issues faced by New Testament churches are ours as well: the lure and peril of "spirituality" for Christians, the character of authentic worship, the qualities needed for sound leadership, and the relationship between family life and the church. Long's interpretations of these books consider contemporary exegetical and theological outlooks and are presented through his seasoned homiletical and pastoral perspectives. Pastors will be strengthened by Long's view that the Pastoral Epistles can refresh our memory about what really counts in the Christian community and how important trustworthy leaders are"--
Questions preachers ask : essays in honor of Thomas G. Long( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we preach in a way that affirms Christian theology while also honoring the insights of other faith traditions? How do we preach about and help create genuine Christian community in a social networking culture? Questions Preachers Ask examines many questions that are on the minds of preachers today, questions that focus on how to preach the gospel in a culture where biblical knowledge cannot be presumed and where the Bible is often viewed as untrustworthy. Well-known preachers, scholars, and authors ... provide the answers. This book ... addresses practical questions such as, How do we proclaim good news to young adults who are on the margins of church or have left it? and How do we preach to faith communities that are highly diverse? Perfect for preachers at any stage of their ministry, these essays offer hope and guidance for handling the difficult task of preaching in today's congregation. - from back of book
 
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Hebrews
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The witness of preachingMatthewAccompany them with singing : the Christian funeralPreaching and the literary forms of the BibleBeyond the worship wars : building vital and faithful worshipA Chorus of witnesses : model sermons for today's preacherPreaching as a theological task : world, Gospel, Scripture : in honor of David ButtrickListening to the word : studies in honor of Fred B. Craddock
Alternative Names
Long, Thomas Grier 1946-

Thomas G. Long academic

롱, 토마스 1946-

롱, 토마스 G. 1946-

롱, 토머스 G. 1946-

ロング, T. G

ロング, トーマス・G.

Languages
English (117)

Korean (12)

French (3)

Japanese (2)