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Preaching Resources

Jun 13, 2022

This week, as Princeton Theological Seminary hosts The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching, we're lifting up free preaching resources available online.

One of these is The Earl Palmer Collection, which preserves articles, newsletters, essays, transcripts, study guides, poems, lectures, commentaries and more representing sixty-four years of ministry in digital format with audio and video recordings of sermons and seminars plus selected writings by Reverend Earl F. Palmer, Class of 1956. The collection is part of Princeton Seminary's Theological Commons digital library.

Rev. Earl Palmer has served in pastoral ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington; Union Church in Manila, Philippines; First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, California and The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He is viewed as one of the most gifted teachers of the Bible, with a unique style that unfolds the text and allows the listener to make great discoveries. As such, Earl has gained a reputation as a great expositor.1 He also has a strong interest in pursuing theological themes that are present in classic and contemporary literature, with particular focus on such authors as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth. As an author, Earl has published numerous articles and eighteen books plus contributed chapters in other published works. After his retirement, Earl Palmer Ministries (EPM) was created so that this teacher can keep sharing his gift with the world.

Find a link to this collection and other free preaching resources in the research guide linked at the bottom of this post.

1 Old, Hughes Oliphant. The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church. Vol. 7. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, 2010. 108.

Scheduled maintenance: Downtime for full text links

Jun 13, 2022

Beginning Friday, June 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm EDT, approximately 24 hours of downtime of some library services will be required for scheduled maintenance.

This work will affect linking to some library content via our link resolver, 360 Link (including OpenURL linking from Summon), and the Online Journal (E-Journal) Portal.

BrowZine, LibKey and Lean Library could also be impacted during this time.

If you have questions, please contact the Discovery & Web Services Librarian.

Health and Safety Update

Jun 13, 2022

The CDC Community Level for Mercer County has been downgraded and is now at medium. At this level, masking is optional indoors. Face coverings are encouraged for those who feel more comfortable, especially those who are immune compromised or have other health concerns.

Celebrate Pride Month 2022

Jun 1, 2022

Selected reading about queer theology, gender, identity, and the church, and more for LGBTQ+ Pride Month from the Wright Library collection.

If you have suggestions of titles to add to this list and/or the library's collection, please let us know!

Health and Safety Update

May 31, 2022

For the health and safety of all and following CDC guidelines, Princeton Seminary asks all people to wear face coverings indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

Library Hours, May 27-30, 2022

May 27, 2022

In addition to being closed this holiday weekend for Commencement and Memorial Day, please see the following message from the Dean.

"Due to the impending inclement weather, the Wright Library will close today at 3:00 p.m. so that the reception for graduating students later in the afternoon can be moved inside to the library’s atrium. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause!"

Reunion 2022

May 23, 2022

The Special Collections and Archives team have been hard at work installing new exhibits on the first floor for Reunion 2022 and all of us here at Wright Library are looking forward to welcoming Princeton Seminary alumni back to campus this week.

If you're joining us in person this year, we hope you'll take a look at the exhibits and stop by to say hello! Be sure to visit the Alumni Room on the second floor, and follow the links below for more information.

At right:

  1. Archival items in glass display case
  2. Archival items in glass display case, includes photo and brief bio of A. Jane Molden, Class of 1952, the first black woman to graduate from Princeton Seminary
  3. Archival items in glass display case, includes photo of Muriel Van Orden Jennings, who was white and the first woman to graduate from Princeton Seminary, Class of 1932
  4. New Books. A selection of books newly added to the Wright Library collection
  5. View of the Alumni Room in Wright Library
  6. Princeton Theological Seminary Distinguished Alumni/ae plaque which hangs in the Alumni Room
Archival items in glass display case
Archival items including photo and brief bio of A. Jane Molden, Class of 1952, in glass display case
Archival items including photo of Muriel Van Orden Jennings, Class of 1932, in glass display case
A selection of books newly added to the Wright Library collection
View of the Alumni Room in Wright Library
Princeton Theological Seminary Distinguished Alumni/ae plaque which hangs in the Alumni Room
Portrait of James Franklin Armstrong which hangs in the Alumni Room
Portrait of Bruce Manning Metzger which hangs in the Alumni Room

Database Trial: Brill's Medieval Reference Library Online

May 9, 2022

During the month of May, try out Brill's Medieval Reference Library Online which includes these four reference works:

  1. Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
  2. Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles
  3. Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, and
  4. Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle.

Trial access ends June 1, 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 4, 2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Explore print books and e-books from the Wright Library collection, recorded lectures and conferences and a growing list of links to resources including the Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary.

graphic with photos of Wright Library and The Mask Play of Hahoe Byeolsin Exorcism a framed work that was a gift of Youngnam Theological College and Seminary, Rev. So Young Kim, Korea  reads: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Books Lectures More

Earth Day 2022

Apr 22, 2022

Explore a selection of Earth Care-focused programs, recorded lectures, events and (of course) books in this curated bibliography.

Includes links to:

  • The Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Open access audio recordings, books, articles, journals, manuscripts and archival files in the Theological Commons digital library
  • Details about a bare root seedling giveaway on April 23, 2022 by the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign (Partners include: NJ Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program, NJ Forest Service Nursery, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Arbor Day Foundation, and others)
  • The EcoTheo Collective Book Club's upcoming April 24, 2022 discussion (The collective's publication, EcoTheo Review (ETR), was founded in 2013 at Princeton Theological Seminary)
  • Ways Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Presbyterians for Earth Care are responding to growing ecological disasters
  • and more