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Alyce M. McKenzie

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Theory and Practice of Preaching, Wisdom Literature, Preaching on Controversial Issues, Creative Writing Strategies for Sermons

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The Rev. Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie is the George W. and Nell Ayers Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology. Ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1981, Dr. McKenzie is a member of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She grew up in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, and experienced a call to ministry in high school. She majored in religion at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia and then headed to Duke Divinity School to study for the ministry.

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Smile, Though Your Heart Is Aching: Reflections on Philippians 1:21-30

Paul can smile and say "thank you" to God -- especially in prison -- because he has learned to set and reset his focus on the presence of Christ and his mission as Christ's servant. Read More »

You Be the Judge (Not!): Reflections on Romans 14:1-12

Who is the person who is wise? The one who has the ability to learn something from every person. Read More »

The Cross as Our Ringtone: Reflections on Romans 13:8-14

Paul says there is one claim on our lives that trumps all others—the claim of love. Let that be the ringtone that wakes us up each day. Read More »

Many Members, One Body: Reflections on Romans 12:1-8

What made Paul think of this body metaphor for the church? Read More »

There's No Problem Bigger Than God: Reflections on Romans 11:1-2a, 29-36

In this strange and unpredictable world, we feel compelled to explain both the good and the bad in terms of God's intentionality. Read More »

Good News or Bad News? Reflections on Romans 10:5-15

For as long as we continue to pursue our own agendas and to exclude others from God's embrace, Romans 10:6-8 will remain bad news to us. Read More »

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Level with Me: Reflections on Philippians 2:1-11

Jesus came to earth to be level with you and level with me. So why would any of us still keep our eyes cast down, making ourselves lower than our Savior views us? Read More »

Smile, Though Your Heart Is Aching: Reflections on Philippians 1:21-30

Paul can smile and say "thank you" to God -- especially in prison -- because he has learned to set and reset his focus on the presence of Christ and his mission as Christ's servant. Read More »

You Be the Judge (Not!): Reflections on Romans 14:1-12

Who is the person who is wise? The one who has the ability to learn something from every person. Read More »

The Cross as Our Ringtone: Reflections on Romans 13:8-14

Paul says there is one claim on our lives that trumps all others—the claim of love. Let that be the ringtone that wakes us up each day. Read More »

Many Members, One Body: Reflections on Romans 12:1-8

What made Paul think of this body metaphor for the church? Read More »

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