Craft of Preaching

Review of “Microaggression in Ministry: Confronting the Hidden Violence of Everyday Church”

If you are a person of color, female, LGBTQ, or a member of a religious group other than Christian, there is a high probability that you have been on the

Resurrection is Companionship

You may have noticed a pattern these last few weeks in the titles and emphases for Dear Working Preacher. “Resurrection is…” and so far,

Let’s Discuss Dominion

I recently received a copy of a new ecological hymn that included the line, “We are called to have dominion over all that you have made.”

Resurrection is Love

Resurrection is love -- a rather simple, yet extraordinarily complex statement, at least when you look at the texts for this week.

Our passages this week,

Preaching Moment 320: Yvette Flunder on Preaching about Money

Yvette Flunder wants to challenge the consumerist habits of her community by examining closely the ideas of inherent and inherited poverty.

"I preach sermons

Preaching Confirmation

One of my favorite confirmation texts is the story of Elisha succeeding Elijah in 2 Kings.

The story reminds me of when we brought our first child home

Resurrection is Protection

Good Shepherd Sunday will determine much of our preaching this week. You will likely settle on an aspect of Jesus as shepherd that is just right for what

Preaching through Congregational Conflict

People who have an idealistic view of the church are likely to be taken aback when they realize that conflict is a part of congregational life. Sunday morning

Preaching Moment 319: Craig Barnes on Gratitude

Craig Barnes understands that gratitude is a theme we should keep returning to in our sermons.

"When you are grateful that means that you have done the

Resurrection is Abundance

153 fish? That’s a lot. Even I know this, and I am no angler. I’ve sent my boys to fishing camp. I encourage them to fish if the opportunity

Preaching Moment 318: Adam Hamilton on Preaching Stewardship

Adam Hamilton understands stewardship as a pastoral care concern because people need help getting a handle on their money.

"Stewardship is a chance to

How to Preach to Mikey (and His Parents)

Working Preachers, does this sound familiar: you’re wheeling your cart through the grocery store when you see the nice young couple from church who

Resurrection is Relationship

“But these are written so that you may believe…”

While many Bibles will title John 20:30-31 as “The Purpose of John’s Gospel,”

What Are We Doing for Earth Day?

About a decade ago, while teaching an adult Sunday school class, I was pulled up short by this question from a teacher: “What is our church doing

True Resurrection

I have seen the Lord!

There’s your sermon, Working Preachers. It’s hard to imagine a better sermon than Mary Magdalene’s on that first