Preaching as Resistance

Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice, and Solidarity

Buy Now

“Read, rise up, and resist!”Carol Howard Merritt


As nationalism, patriarchy, and alt-right fear-mongering threaten our troubled nation, the pulpit has again become a subversive space of sacred resistance. In this provocative and powerful collection of sermons from diverse pastors across America, hear the brave and urgent voice of Christians calling for radical change rooted in love, solidarity, and justice. Preaching as Resistance resists, confronts, 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.

From big-steeple churches in big cities to rural congregations in red states, preaching as resistance is practiced in a wide variety of social contexts and preaching styles, inspiring and equipping listeners to respond to the call of justice. In these challenging times when Christianity is so often misrepresented, misunderstood, and misused for unjust agendas, take heart and find your own voice in this collection of resistance sermons from everyday pastors across the country.

“This is exactly the book that preachers need at this critical moment in our history.” Derek Penwell

“Phil Snider has assembled a talented array of ministers committed to preach praxis — acts of resistance to transform the church into a community which does good news rather than simply provides lip service.” – Miguel A. De La Torre

“To read
Preaching As Resistance is to be taught by a diverse group of saints, prophets, preachers, teachers, friends. If you are already part of a community of faithful resistance, this book will strengthen you for the work ahead. If you have found such community hard to come by, this book will remind you that you are not alone, but surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. Either way, it is not just a book; it is balm. Read it and be encouraged.” Sarah Morice Brubaker

Preaching as Resistance gives voice to a biblical and theological perspective usually overlooked and underreported by the media – and often in the church. An important contribution.”– Sharon Watkins


  • Emily Bowen-Marler
  • Amy Butler
  • Jeff Chu
  • Aric Clark
  • Wil Gafney
  • Sarah Trone Garriott
  • Richard Gehring
  • Molly Housh Gordon
  • Cassandra Gould
  • Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
  • Anna Holloway
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Sandhya Jha
  • Jin S. Kim
  • Kenji Kuramitsu
  • José F. Morales
  • Gary Peluso-Verdend
  • Alton B. Pollard III
  • Micki Pulleyking
  • Susan Russell
  • Leah D. Schade
  • Darryl Schafer
  • Austin Crenshaw Shelley
  • David Swinton
  • Laura Jean Truman
  • Richard Voelz
  • Alexis James Waggoner
  • Lori Walke
  • Michael W. Waters
  • Erin Wathen
  • Layton E. Williams
  • Brian Zahnd
EPUB and EPDF versions also available in October from your preferred e-book vendor.