There is an air of unpredictability about William G. Carter's sermons... Improbable characters... turn up all over the place: a nursing home resident abandoning her walker to dance the polka... cows listlessly chewing their cuds beneath a Jesus-is-coming sign along the highway. This volume is an attic full of eccentric treasures ready for a rainy day's exploring... Enjoy their humor, their joyful interplay of the biblical and the contemporary, their delightful poetic cadences.
Thomas G. Long
Princeton Theological Seminary
This book contains twelve sermons, mostly based on the gospel of Mark. They include these titles:
- Learning to Live Without Jesus
- Can Christians Dance?
- Looking a Little Bit Crazy
- How to Plant an English Garden William G. Carter
serves as pastor and head of staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. degree from the State University of New York and his M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. An accomplished jazz pianist, Carter has extensive experience as a composer and arranger, having studied and performed with noted jazz artists such as Phil Woods and Bob Brookmeyer. His sermons and articles have appeared in Journal for Preachers
, Presbyterian Survey
, Lectionary Homiletics
, The Christian Ministry
, and Best Sermons