Professor of Homiletics and Worship
Dick’s teaching and research interests include preaching, homiletics, and the role of scripture and worship in spiritual formation.
A.B., University of Maryland (1962)
S.T.B., Boston University School of Theology (1965)
Ph.D., Boston University (1970)
Member, The Academy of Homiletics (AH)
Member, The North American Association for the Catechumenate (NAAC)
Served as guest editor of Worship Arts
Ordained elder in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church
2012 - Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Academy of Homiletics.
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What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching?. C-Author. Chalice Press, 2008.
Rochester College Lectures on Preaching Vol. 4: Preaching Hebrews. Co-Author. ACU Press, 2003.
Web of Preaching: New Options in Homiletic Method. Abingdon Press, 2002.
Narrative and Imagination: Preaching the Worlds That Shape Us. Augsburg Fortress, 1995.
Intersections: Post-Critical Studies in Preaching. Editor. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1994.
A New Hearing: Living Options in Homiletics Method. Abingdon Press, 1987.
Dick enjoys soaring and is a Certified Flight Instructor with a glider rating.