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The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale

The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale is professor of homiletics at the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT.

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The Rev. Nora Tubbs Tisdale is professor of homiletics at the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT.

She has earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill; a D.Min. from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia; and  a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Professor Tisdale teaches the theory and practice of preaching, with research interests in congregational studies and preaching, women's ways of preaching, and prophetic preaching.

She is the author or editor of five books including Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art; Making Room at the Table: An Invitation to Multicultural Worship; and three volumes of The Abingdon Women's Preaching Annual. She also wrote the chapter on the Riverside Church preachers in The History of the Riverside Church in the City of New York, and is currently co-editing a book for teachers of preaching.

A former president of the Academy of Homiletics, Professor Tisdale has served on the faculties of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union-PSCE) and Princeton Theological Seminary, and as adjunct faculty at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She also served on the pastoral staff of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, where she provided theological oversight for the Center for Christian Studies, an innovative lay theological academy offering courses for over 2,000 people in the greater New York area.


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Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale - Podcast Extra Interview 2008

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Glimpsing Heaven in Thin Places

Revelation 7:9-17

All Saints' Day - Year A

November 02, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale (PCUSA)

On the coasts of Scotland and Ireland there are certain sites that the locals call "thin places." Thin places are not so named because the altitude is any higher or the air any thinner there. Rather, they are called "thin" because it is believed that in these places the distance between heaven and earth shrinks, and the veil between the two worlds is so "thin" you can actually perceive something of heaven itself.

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The Rev. Nora Tubbs Tisdale is professor of homiletics at the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Ct.