Phil’s books focus on the intersections of religion and culture and strive to help leaders and practitioners cultivate communities of faith that are rooted in the justice, solidarity, and love expressed in (but not necessarily confined to) the life of Jesus. His writing is informed by his experiences as an exvangelical who found a home in progressive Christianity; his curated volumes feature leading voices like Nadia Bolz-Weber, Rita Nakashima Brock, Monica Coleman, Miguel De La Torre, Carol Howard Merritt, Wil Gafney, and many others who write about the complexities of life, faith, and community, all in pursuit of the healing, mending, and repairing of the world.
Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice, and Solidarity
As nationalism, patriarchy, and alt-right fear-mongering threaten our troubled nation, the pulpit has again become a subversive space of sacred resistance. Preaching as Resistance confronts, resists, and troubles the dangerous structures of authoritarianism and oppression crashing in from all sides – and shows how leaders can proclaim the transformation, possibility, and hope stirring in the gospel of Christ.
“Read, rise up, and resist!” – Carol Howard Merritt
Chalice Press, 2018
Available Everywhere Oct. 2
Justice Calls: Sermons of Welcome and Affirmation
“A treasure trove of sermons affirming the welcome of LGBT persons at the table of God’s love. Starting with the call for equality and ending with a call for the transformation of the church, this volume walks the journey of God’s affirming love for all with both care and courage.” – Mark Johnston
Cascade Books, 2016
Preaching After God: Derrida, Caputo, and the Language of Postmodern Homiletics
“A must read for theologians and preachers alike.” – John Caputo
“A lively conversation starter of a book.” – Anna Carter Florence
“Snider reads these vital thinkers seriously and subtly, pouring their new wine into the old wineskins. Why? So as to crack open the actually existing church and help prepare the way for a new reformation.” – Peter Rollins
Cascade Books, 2012
Featuring Nadia Bolz-Weber, Phyllis Tickle, Stephanie Spellers, Carol Howard Merritt, and many more.
“Helpful and hopeful.” – Brian McLaren
“The Hyphenateds will give you a clear sense of a new generation of leaders’ hope-filled vision for the church.” – Martha Grace-Reese
Chalice Press, 2011
Toward a Hopeful Future
Winner of the 2011 Mayflower Award for best book in church and society.
“This exciting book is very much needed now.” – Marcus Borg
“Snider and Bowen have given careful and critical attention to the church at the margins and have a clear and hopeful idea of what these communities offer the established church and vice-versa. This book is far overdue.” – Nadia Bolz-Weber
The Pilgrim Press, 2010