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Preaching The Big Questions

Doctrine Isn't Dusty

by (author) Catherine Faith MacLean & John H. Young

United Church Publishing House, The United Church of Canada
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
General, Pastoral Resources, Preaching
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What is the meaning of grace, of sin, of the sacraments? How are we to understand our dependence on God or relate to the person of Jesus? What roles do the Bible and the church play in our life of faith? Talking about theology needn't be boring or stuffy, the authors argue. Rather, it is exhilarating to explore the why of our faith. Each of 13 key doctrines is explored theologically, scripturally, in pastoral application, and in a sample sermon.

About the authors

The Rev. Dr. Catherine Faith MacLean is a passionate preacher and pastoral minister. She was ordained in 1985 by Maritime Conference, and has served United Churches in Toronto, the Maritimes, Yellowknife, the Rockies, and Edmonton. Catherine has profound hope in God’s action through congregational life. Having a hand in writing A Song of Faith and being the evangelist at Berwick Camp were particular joys for her. She received her education for ministry from Harvard and McCormick. Her doctorate is in preaching.

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The Rev. Dr. John H. Young is an ordained minister in The United Church of Canada. He served pastoral charges in Nova Scotia and Ontario prior to joining the faculty of the Queen’s University’s School of Religion (formerly Queen’s Theological College). He has taught in the areas of Ministry Studies, History of Christianity, and World Religions. John has served in leadership positions at all levels of the United Church, including as a Conference president and as the chairperson of a number of General Council committees.

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