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Good Grief

NEWS Good Grief

Much of our struggle with death reflects our confusion about how to comfort those who grieve. Considering a key preaching moment, the funeral sermon, Emily Anderson explores grief and hope through the story of the death of Lazarus.

Preacher: Emily Anderson
Text: John 11:27-37

Sermon from The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching
Princeton Theological Seminary, 2019


Anderson Emily

Emily J. Anderson is Pastor of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, TN, where she has served since 1999. Emily (as she prefers to be called) grew up in Houston TX, graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div) and Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Prior to her call to New Providence Emily served as Associate Pastor at the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa, Florida.  Among Emily's many gifts, her church is grateful for her preaching and her ability to juggle so many different tasks with grace and common sense.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Youth Minister at Busbridge and Hambledon Church, Surrey, U.K.

Antonin Ficatier, Class of 2016

“What I like about working in an international church is that I’m always reminded that I’m a foreigner, that the land is not mine and I’m just a passenger on this journey.”