Preaching with the Sciences

Welcome to the Preaching with the Sciences homily outline library featuring the first fruits of an extraordinary initiative, made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

 

Across the next year, this free online resource will grow to feature more than 100 homily outlines for preaching key Sundays and feast days across the 3-year lectionary cycle. These homily outlines highlight some of the ways sciences and the contemporary search for religious meaning can interface. These homiletic resources will influence thousands of preachers seeking help each week in crafting sermons and helping to shape a scientifically informed religious imagination among future preachers.

The Preaching with the Sciences initiative is directed by Edward Foley, Capuchin, Duns Scotus Professor Emeritus of Spirituality at CTU and Founding Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program.

Featured Homily Outlines

June 29, 2022
Lectionary 591: Acts 12:1-11 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18 Matt 16:13-19   Possible preaching themes:   Having vision from the first reading: Peter has a vision…
July 03, 2022
Lectionary 102: Isa 66:10-14c [We can rejoice in experiencing God’s care] Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 [Let all the earth cry out to God with joy] Gal 6:14-18 [The…
July 10, 2022
Lectionary 105: Deut 30:10-14 Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 Col 1:15-20 Luke 10:25-37     Possible preaching themes: Who is my neighbor? How wide a circle of people do I…

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Infusing homiletics with insights
from the natural and human sciences
holds great potential for stimulating
spiritual progress in word and action.

Edward Foley, Capuchin

Scientists

Webinars

Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan

November 2020

Dr. Marina Cords

December 2020

Prof. Michael Spezio

January 2021

Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase

February 2021

Kathleen Beavis, MD

March 2021

 

Edward Foley, Capuchin
Duns Scotus Professor Emeritus of Spirituality
Founding Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program

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