Saturday, July 02, 2005
THE 2005 HOMILETICS AWARD
recipients were announced June 30th, 2005. The annual award recognizes and promotes outstanding achievement in effective Christian preaching. It is one of the Acton Institute's many programs designed to assist future religious leaders in developing an understanding of the relationship between morality and the marketplace.
This year’s Homiletics Award included entrants from more than 47 different seminaries and universities. Contestants were asked to prepare and preach a sermon targeted toward a group of corporate executives at a weekend retreat. This year, participants preached a sermon based on James 5:1-6 "The Warning to Rich Oppressors"
Here's the $2,000 winning sermon that I wouldn't pay a dime for.
Jesus mentioned twice by name in the whole thing, neither time to say what he has done for us. And this from a "Lutheran" seminary student?