Myers, Jacob

Dr. Jacob D. Myers

Dr. Jacob D. Myers

Wade P. Huie, Jr. Associate Professor of Homiletics, Director of MATS Program

Phone: 404-687-4634


Office: CH316 / Box 51F

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Dr. Myers is interested in homiletical theories and theologies, continental philosophies (esp. poststructuralism, existentialism, and phenomenology), and emerging expressions of faith and practice in postmodern, post-Christian contexts. His research focuses on alternative epistemologies for sermon development and delivery, the philosophical and theological conditions for the im/possibility of preaching, contextual/constructive biblical hermeneutics and theologies, and the ways in which preaching interacts with cultures and traditions.



  • PhD, Emory University
  • MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • BA, Gardner Webb University

Denomination:  Presbyterian Church (USA)


Curating Church: Forging Connections and Fostering Transformation in Polarizing Times. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2018, book
Preaching Must Die! Troubling Homiletical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017, book
Making Love With Scripture: Why the Bible Doesn't Mean How You Think It Means., 2015, book
“Writing Spiritually,” in Writing Theologically, ed. Eric D. Barreto (Minneapolis: Fortress Press), 131-48., 2015, chapter
“Reading Critically” in Reading Theologically, ed. Eric D. Barreto (Minneapolis: Fortress Press), 75-94., 2014, chapter
“How to Give a (Postmodern) Sermon” in Preaching As Picturing God in a Fragmented World, Studia Homiletica, vol. 8, ed. Lucy Lind Hogan and Thomas Pleizier (The Netherlands: Eburon Academic Publishers, 2012), 137-52. , 2012, chapter
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