Professor McClure is the Charles G. Finney Professor of Homiletics at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. His special interests are in the relationships between philosophy, theology, ethics, popular culture and preaching. His publications include The Four Codes of Preaching: Rhetorical Strategies (Fortress, 1991, Westminster John Knox Press, 2003), The Roundtable Pulpit: Where Preaching and Leadership Meet (Abingdon, 1995), Telling the Truth: Preaching About Sexual and Domestic Violence (co-edited with Nancy Ramsay, United Church Press, 1998), Best Advice for Preaching (Fortress, 1998), Other-wise Preaching: A Postmodern Ethic for Homiletics (Chalice, 2001) and Claiming Theology in the Pulpit (co-authored with Burton Z Cooper, Westminster John Knox Press, 2003). His most recent book is Preaching Words: 144 Key Terms in Homiletics (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007). He is a past president of the Academy of Homiletics, and is the Editor of the Academy’s journal Homiletic.

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