"The author of Hebrews reminds us that God has been speaking to humanity through prophets and angels, then prepares us for the new voice through which God is speaking: Jesus Christ."
The book of Hebrews often gets caught in a kind of biblical black hole-it isn't preached on much because pastors don't hear it preached on very much. Yet Hebrews contains one of the most sophisticated discussions of the meaning of Jesus for the life of faith. In this collection of sermons, preached jointly, Anne Scalfaro and Andrew Daugherty deeply engage with this complex text to make Hebrews relatable, guiding us to hear the voice through whom God spoke in the first century, and who also speaks to us in the twenty-first.
Each volume of the Preaching the Word series consists of a collection of sermons preached through a book or books of the Bible. As in other commentaries, the author analyzes and seeks to interpret each passage. But Preaching the Word also exists as a testament to the Word preached, a homiletical commentary unfolding within a community of faith. Thus, this series allows us to approach the letters and histories of the New Testament as the first recipients did: as hearers of God's Word.
Rev. Anne Jernberg Scalfaro is the Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church of Denver (American Baptist). She is a graduate of Austin College (Sherman, TX) and Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge, MA), was ordained by Wilshire Baptist Church (Dallas, TX), and enjoys life in Colorado with her husband, Damon. Anne's ministry, locally and nationally, is shaped by her belief that faith is a lifelong journey best shared in community, as it requires continual vulnerability, courage, and compassion.
Rev. Andrew Daugherty is Senior Pastor of Pine Street Church of Boulder, CO. He holds degrees in religion and theology from Belmont University and Wake Forest University Divinity School. He has written for such publications as the Huffington Post, Baptist News Global, and the Boulder Daily Camera. He is the co-host of Hyphenated Life podcast and serves on the national board of directors for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, DC. He lives in the Denver-Boulder area with his two children, Addison and Aidan.