within the decade after Sept. 11, Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale did what preachers have been doing all throughout America—he entered the pulpit and attempted to say Jesus Christ because the risen person who is ushering in a renewed and restored country, at the same time it appeared that such a lot of international locations and targeted curiosity teams have been claiming strength and authority. Over the process a decade a number of the sermons without delay addressed the good concerns via mirrored image at the biblical narrative. occasionally that interplay ended in the congregation being moved through religion to go into the fray and to handle concerns reminiscent of warfare, ordinary failures, sexual orientation, fiscal disparity, immigration reform, interfaith issues, and ecological catastrophe. briefly, whilst the Bible met the massive matters in congregational area and time, the church used to be remodeled in Spirit and made prepared for actual action.
In thirty-four sermons that move from pre-emptive struggle to the Arab Spring, Seth insists that not anything that occurs in actual background lies outdoor the world of theological mirrored image, and that there's not anything a congregation can't delve into as soon as it has visible why the actual state message of Jesus Christ is enhanced than the other power.
“There are a few this day who declare that the preaching of sermons is passé. Seth Kaper-Dale’s new booklet proves them unsuitable. those winsome sermons convey the facility of the gospel whilst the biblical textual content, expertly understood, intersects with the problems of our modern tradition. Insightful exegesis of either biblical textual content and glossy international unearths expression in eloquent prose to provide voice to a Micah-like ardour for justice. soak up and read.”
—Steven Bouma-Prediger, professor, desire collage, Michigan
“The prophet Jeremiah writes, ‘There is a hearth in my bones and that i can't carry it in.’ Seth writes with an urgency that you just experience he feels deeply. He writes with an outstanding stability among scriptural integrity and a social/political research. His biblical insights problem our ethical and moral behavior in a damaged international. it truly is obvious that his preaching is moved to name us to non-public conviction and communal responsibility.”
—Andres S. Fierro, pastor, Reformed Church in America
“Probing and encouraging, this publication is for an individual who wonders the place the prophetic and important voice of the gospels has long gone. during this age of drone conflict, accelerating fiscal inequality, and forthcoming weather disaster, we'd like Kaper-Dale’s capacious imaginative and prescient of justice greater than ever.”
—Colin Jager, professor, Rutgers college, New Jersey
“Here at Princeton, i haven't assigned a sermon as interpreting fabric for any of my faith courses—until, that's, I learn A Voice for Justice. This 12 months I’ll use , one on interreligious hospitality and the opposite on immigration. For unblinkered and unblinking preaching within the Reformed culture, addressing the tumult and turmoil of the United States at the present time, Kaper-Dale will get to the guts of the problems, prophetically.”
—Richard Fox younger, professor, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey
Seth Kaper-Dale is co-pastor of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, New Jersey, along with his spouse Stephanie. as well as conventional pastoral tasks Seth has begun a church-based reasonable housing company, group improvement organisations, and a tremendous immigration ministry (which incorporated offering sanctuary to 9 asylum seekers for plenty of months).