Craft of Preaching

Preaching Moment 348: Luke Powery on Preaching Mark 10

Luke Powery considers ways for preachers to navigate difficult scripture passages, including Psalm 137 (Pent 17C/Ord. 27C) and Mark 10 (Pent 20B/Ord. 27B).

Preaching Moment 347: Luke Powery on Preaching in a Spiritual Mode

Preaching in a spiritual mode, as the Rev. Luke Powery puts it, is preaching with an awareness of the spiritual, homiletical tradition, with the way we

Preaching Moment 338: Luke Powery on Faithful Preaching

“You can’t give what you ain’t got,” declares Luke Powery as he explains how one can become a better preacher when he or she begins

Preaching Moment 315: Luke Powery on Preaching and Culture

Luke Powery explores the way that text and context relate in the sermon, advocating for fusing the biblical world and our world without judgment.

"When

Preaching Moment 313: Luke Powery on the Business Model

Luke Powery expounds on the problem of using the language and models of business to characterize the ministry of the church.

"No one went to seminary to

Preaching Moment 312: Luke Powery on What Holds Us Back

Luke Powery argues that a limited imagination of who God is and what God can do limits the ministry of the church and its vision for the future.

"If we

Preaching Moment 308: Luke Powery on Preaching Counter-culturally

Luke Powery discusses when a text moves the preacher to preach counter-culturally and the tension involved in that undertaking.

"How does one preach against

Preaching Moment 305: Luke Powery on Preaching Lament

Luke Powery advocates for the necessity of preaching lament and discusses how to accomplish this within the sermon.

"One can name the trouble in the world,

Preaching Moment 301: Luke Powery on Broken Dreams

Luke Powery explores what it is like to preach to someone whose dreams have died and how the community works to open that person up to God's dream for them.

Preaching Moment 296: Luke Powery on Holy Imagination

Luke Powery advocates for the necessity of imagination for living into God's future for us.

"Without an imagination, we probably couldn't have any hope."

Preaching Moment 294: Luke Powery on Preaching the Gospel of Mark

Luke Powery points out the story of the Gerasene Demoniac and the ending of Mark as moments of opportunity for preaching the Gospel of Mark.

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Preaching as an Act of Worship Part II: Preaching as Worship

All of this talk about the life of the preacher as a life of worship does not negate the importance of what the preacher proclaims with his or her lips.

Preaching as an Act of Worship Part I: Preacher as Worshipper

To preach is to worship.

One normally hears about preaching in worship, but preaching is also worship. Before a preacher takes a biblical text for a sermon,