Craft of Preaching

Red Ink and All: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Homiletician Part 5

This is the fifth article in a series. See part 4.

So how do you measure your efforts over time? Namely, what tools exist to measure or get a handle on

Heart Tellings

Speaking the truth from your heart. There’s a concept. Welcome back to Mark after five weeks in John 6 and is this ever an appropriate place for reentry

Preaching Moment 317: Otis Moss III on Preaching to Different Generations

Otis Moss III reflects on ways to preach to different generations within the same congregation. The preacher, according to Moss, is a prophetic clarifier

We're Losing

We spend so much time and effort on proclamation of the Good News of the love of God made visible in the person of Jesus. We work diligently and passionately

Not Just Bread Anymore

Admit it. You want to go to the party that gets to admit, “This is hard, who can take this?” And when Jesus asks, “Do you wish to go away?”

Scriptural Wisdom Makes Ecological Sense

Wisdom rules the September lectionary. Several weeks of Proverbs and James sets the mind on virtues like diligence, discernment, foresight, generosity,

A "Living" Bread

Be honest. What are you most hoping to hear in this column for the fourth week in the Bread of Life discourse? What seems to be the obvious topic overlooked?

Preaching: Our Mission Impossible

Preachers: Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to preach the life-affirming, justice-seeking, boundary-breaking Word of God.

No big deal. Right?

Past Matters

Where you come from matters.

This third installment of the Bread of Life discourse is all about origins -- Jesus’ origins, that is. So, you have

Bread from Heaven

Food fills the menu in August’s lectionary. Four weeks of Gospel readings explore John 6’s discussions between Jesus and others following the

#DoItForJohn

#DoItForJohn. A hashtag suggestion by a Facebook friend in response to last week’s column when I invited you to abide in all of John 6. Not letting

Enabling the One Great Preacher to Preach: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Homiletician

This is the fourth article in a series. See Part 3.

The one great preacher in history, I would contend, is the church. And the first business of the individual

Bread of the Preaching Life

I know what you are thinking, Dear Working Preachers. You are hoping that I am going to veer from the lectionary and offer a grand suggestion for a sermon

Brought to You by the Letter "O"

I just cannot help being intrigued by things that I don’t understand, no matter how seemingly inconsequential or how long they have been commonly

The Dew of Compassion

Hospitality. Power. Now compassion. Chapter 6 of the Gospel of Mark manages to cover some rather significant features of what it means to be a follower