The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching and Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.

Dr. Florence is interested in historical, theological, aesthetic, and performative dimensions of preaching and the ways preaching engages other fields and different traditions. Her research focuses on testimony, feminist theology, the role of experience in preaching, and the history of preaching women. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer at churches and conferences including the Festival of Homiletics.

Education:

B.A., Yale University

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Publications:

Preaching as Testimony (2007)

Inscribing the Text: Recent Sermons by Walter Brueggemann, editor (2004)

"Put Away Your Sword!: Taking the Torture Out of the Sermon," in What's the Matter With Preaching Now? (2004)

"A Prodigal Preaching Story: Paul, Eutychus, and Bored-to-Death Youth" in The Future of Preaching (2004)

She is a frequent contributor to Lectionary Homiletics and other journals.

Church Experience:

Associate Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, 1988-1993

 

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence

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Filling Stations

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence shares an exceptionally fresh look at the challenging parable of the 10 bridesmaids.

The Woman Who Just Said No

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence celebrates the integrity and courage of Queen Vashti, obscure individual from the book of Esther, who refuses to be objectified by her husband, King Ahasuerus.

Unmarked Graves

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence takes a hard look at rituals--how they help us reflect on our faith and encourage us to do good... as well as how they can outlive their usefulness and cause more harm than good.

The Girls in the Reeds

Friday October 24, 2008
Anna Carter Florence offers a powerful take to the well-known story of baby Moses in the reeds, and in it finds a source for courage to deal with situations that confront us today, which cry for God's liberation.

Television by The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence

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The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence joins Day1 host Peter Wallace for an interesting discussion about the work and love of preaching, how that love translates into teaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, and how today's world is changing for those seeking to preach.

Anna Carter Florence, "This Foreigner" - 30 Good Minutes Sermon

Friday October 24, 2008
Anna Carter Florence, the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, takes a new look at the story of Jesus healing the ten lepers, seeing it as an invitation to acknowledge each person's authentic faith in God, even if that faith is different from our own.

Conversation with Anna Carter Florence - A 30 Good Minutes Interview

Friday October 24, 2008
Sherre Hirsch and Daniel Pawlus in conversaton with Anna Carter Florence about paying attention to the world around us, to be constantly willing to see the face of God in someone else

Day1 Minute with Anna Carter Florence - Part 1

Friday October 24, 2008
Anna Carter Florence offers inspiring insight about the two girls in the reeds and their radical decision... in this Day1 Minute.

Radio by The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence

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Day 1 Podcast Extra-Carter-Florence

Friday October 24, 2008
In this Day 1 Podcast Extra, the Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, shares her personal insights and experiences..