Examining religion and public life
The art of sermon writing, and its performance, requires intellectual honesty and conviction. Exorcising Preaching delivers an urgent call to expel unhealthy practices and liberate the preacher, the pulpit, and the people. Harmful habits must be exorcised and replaced with healing disciplines that reawaken the craft of preaching. Exorcising Preaching is a result of the lessons Walker and his congregation learned during his seven-year tenure as senior minister and executive director of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. The final chapter invites preachers to submit their own exercises to exorcisingpreaching.com. Preachers are encouraged to listen diligently for new ways to exorcise harmful practices and to systematize exercises that enhance the craft of preaching. Enter into collegial dialogue and experience a truth that “all of us are smarter than any one of us.”
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The First Amendment of the United States Constitution
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his [or her] religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his [or her] religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance." Article 18. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.