The Acton Institute has announced the honorees for the 2005 Homiletics Award, on the text of James 5:1-6, “The Warning to Rich Oppressors.” In first place ($2,000) is Earl Eckbold, a Master of Divinity student at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. In second ($1,000) is Steven deBoer, a Master of Divinity student at Calvin Theological Seminary. Finishing in third place ($500) is Ken Krause, a Master of Divinity student at Calvin Theological Seminary. Gabe Gilliam, a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Kenneth Gosnell, a Master of Divinity student at Regent University, received honorable mentions.

You can read the manuscripts or listen to the audio of all the entries at the 2005 Homiletics Award page.