Ottoni-Wilhelm Named Journal Editor

Dr. Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, Brightbill professor of preaching and worship, has been appointed Senior Editor of Homiletic, the leading journal of the Academy of Homiletics.

Her responsibilities include overseeing its semi-annual publication, receiving and moderating the jurying of scholarly articles, and chairing the editorial board. She will also oversee the work of staff members and the journal’s finances in coordination with the Managing Editor.

Ottoni-Wilhelm says that her vision for Homiletic includes building on the journal’s reputation for academic excellence by soliciting submissions from members of diverse caucuses and groups within the U.S. academy (e.g., the Black Caucus, Latinx, Catholic, sexual minorities) and among international scholars, and also providing a forum for various research projects among Ph.D. students in homiletics. Recognizing the extensive development of creative sermon designs over the past decade, portions of the journal will be devoted to poetic and musical expressions of preaching, the use of visual arts in preaching, and online preaching. A new “Teachers’ Resource Section” will also be added.

“I am excited to begin this new venture as it brings me into regular conversations with other homileticians and resources that greatly enhance my own ministry of teaching, preaching, and writing,” says Ottoni-Wilhelm. “I am honored by this appointment and curious to see what the future holds for preaching in America and around the world.”

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