David Fleer’s Writings and Sermons

Articles

“Exegesis of Joel 2:1-11,” Restoration Quarterly 26 (Third Quarter, 1983): 149-160.

“Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine, the Homiletic Work of Tom Long and the Matter of Persuasion,” Restoration Quarterly 33 (Third Quarter, 1991): 141-155.

Co-author, “Preaching as the Creation of Experience: The Not-So-Rational Revolution of the New Homiletic,” Journal of Communication and Religion 18 (1995): 1-9.

“Toward a Recovery of the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Leaven 6 (1998): 93-95.

“A Call to Preachers to Stay in the Text,” Leaven 8 (2000): 60-65.

Co-author, “Tension in Preaching,” Preaching From Luke/Acts, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2000, 21-37.

“Shaped by Story: Finding God’s Limits and Outlets for our Passion,” Preaching Autobiography: Connecting the World of the Preacher and the World of the Text, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2001, 23-45.

“Preaching as Conformity to Scripture’s Language: The Case of the Elder Brother and the Party,” Restoration Quarterly 43 (Fourth Quarter, 2001): 253-266.

“Preaching in Churches of Christ: Moving Toward a Theology” Leaven, Volume 11, Number 4, Fourth Quarter, 2003, 168-176. Three other scholars respond to the article: Richard Hughes “Churches of Christ and the Evangelical World: Why Our Preaching Must Take History Seriously” 177-179, Bruce Shields, “Response to David Fleer’s Preaching in Churches of Christ” 180-181, and Thomas G. Long, “Response to David Fleer’s Preaching in Churches of Christ” 182-184.

“Schools of Preaching” The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement, Edited by Douglas A. Foster, Paul M. Blowers, Anthony L. Dunnavant, and D. Newell Williams, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004, 672-673.

“Preaching and Spirituality: The Big Imagination,” Leaven 12 (2004): 240-248.

“Garrison Keillor’s Chiasmus: A Study for Homiletic Form,” in Michael W. Casey: In Memoriam, Wipf and Stock, 2009.

“A Prophetic Word for Our Times: A Call for Courageous Compassion,” in Courageous Compassion: A Prophetic Homiletic in Service to the Church, Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 2011, 3-16.

 

Published Sermons

“Let Us Pray the Lord’s Prayer,” Restoration Quarterly 32 (Third Quarter, 1990): 179-185.

“The Cross,” in Bill Love, The Core Gospel, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 1992, 299-302.

“A View From the Ditch,” in Mark Barger Elliot, Creative Styles of Preaching, Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000, 99-102.

“All Israel will be Saved,” Leaven 8 (2000): 191-196, 171.

Six sermons from Acts are in Preaching From Luke/Acts, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2000, 144-182.

“In Micah’s Courtroom (Micah 6:1-8),” Preaching the Eighth Century Prophets, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2004, 237-246.

“Sing to the Lord a New Song? Trouble Leaving the Lament: Psalm 146,” Performing the Psalms, St. Louis: Chalice, 2005, 175-183.

“Lifted Up” (John 12:20-36) Leaven 14, (2006): 42-47.

“Who is Jesus?” Preaching Mark’s Unsettling Messiah, St. Louis: Chalice, 2006, 121-128.

“Be Careful How You Walk: Living in the World Imagined in Scripture” (Ephesians 5:15-21) Leaven, 14, (2006): 199-204.

“On the Road with Jesus,” Preaching the Sermon on the Mount: The World It Imagines, St. Louis: Chalice, 2007, 115-120.

“Dialogue with Jeremiah: Deep in the World of 31,” Leaven 15, (2007): 187-192.

“I’ve Always Liked Nicodemus,” Preaching John’s Gospel: The World it Imagines, St. Louis: Chalice, 2008, 123-128.

“Living Into the Story of the Midwives: Strength and Courage for these Days (Exodus 1: 7 – 11)” Reclaiming the Imagination: The Exodus as Paradigmatic Narrative for Preaching, Chalice, 2009.

“Where is our Position on Disaster?”Preaching Character: Reclaiming Wisdom’s Paradigmatic Imagination for Transformation. Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 2010, 121-128.

“They Cast Four Anchors from the Stern and Prayed for Daylight,” Leaven 18, (2010): 210-215.

“A Prophetic Word for Our Time,” in Jerry Taylor, Courageous Compassion: A Prophetic Homiletic in Service to the Church, Abilene, TX: ACU Press (2011): 9 – 23.

“Talking with James (James 1:22-27),” Missio Dei Journal 2/2 (2011): http://missiodeijournal.com.

“Out on the Ledge and Ready to Jump: Living in the World Envisioned in Jonah,” Leaven 21, (2013): 190 – 195.

 

Books and Journals (Edited)

“Wisdom and Ministry,” Leaven 8 (Fourth Quarter, 2000).

Festschrift for Stephen Eckstein, “The Academy in Service of the Church,” Restoration Quarterly 43 (Fourth Quarter, 2001).

“Preaching,” Leaven 11 (Fourth Quarter, 2003).

“The Future of the Restoration Movement,” Leaven, 14 (Fourth Quarter, 2006).

Co-editor, Preaching From Luke/Acts, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2000. (The ACU Press and Chalice series are co-edited with Dave Bland).

Co-editor, Preaching Autobiography: Connecting the World of the Preacher and the World of the Text, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2001.

Co-editor, Preaching Romans, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2002

Co-editor, Preaching Hebrews, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2003.

Co-editor, Preaching the Eighth Century Prophets, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2004.

Co-editor, Performing the Psalms, St. Louis: Chalice, 2005

Co-editor, Like a Shepherd Lead Us: Guidance for the Gentle Art of Pastoring, Siloam Springs, AR: Leafwood Press, 2006.

Co-editor, Preaching Mark’s Unsettling Messiah, St. Louis: Chalice, 2006.

Co-editor, Preaching the Sermon on the Mount: The World It Imagines, St. Louis: Chalice, 2007.

Co-editor, Good Shepherds: Further Guidance for the Gentle Art of Pastoring, Siloam Springs, AR: Leafwood Press, 2007.

Co-editor, Preaching John: The World it Imagines, St. Louis: Chalice, 2008.

Co-editor, Michael W. Casey: In Memoriam, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2009.

Co-editor, Reclaiming the Imagination: The Exodus as Paradigmatic Narrative for Preaching, St. Louis: Chalice, 2009.

Co-editor, Preaching Character: Reclaiming Wisdom’s Paradigmatic Imagination for Transformation. Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 2010.

Editor, Courageous Compassion: A Prophetic Homiletic in Service to the Church, Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 2011.

 

Book Reviews

Fleer has published major book reviews in Homiletic, Leaven, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Restoration Quarterly, Christian Chronicle, Wineskins, Choice, and Theology Today.

 

Convention Papers and Plenary Presentations

Abilene Christian University Lectureship (1992, 2002, 2003, 2006 – 2015)

Abilene Christian University Lectures on Preaching (2001)

Academy of Homiletics (1997, 2002)

Austin Graduate School of Theology, Sermon Seminar (1994)

Christian Scholars’ Conference (1988, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2005)

Columbia Christian College Lectureship (1986)

Kentucky Christian University Lectures in Preaching, (2012)

Lipscomb University Hazelip Preaching Seminar (2004)

Lipscomb University Summer Celebration (2006 – 2015)

Lubbock Christian University, Moser Lectures on Ministry (2008)

Oklahoma Christian University Lectures on Preaching (2004)

Pepperdine University Lectureship (1990, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010)

Pepperdine University William Green Lectures (2005)

National Summit on Preaching, Indianapolis (2006)

Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Cincinnati Christian University (2010)

Sunset International Bible Institute (1997)

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