Craft of Preaching

Preaching Thankful

O Thanksgiving, how is it that every year you sneak up on us so quickly?

I would rather stick to preaching around the liturgical calendar and other congregational

Preaching Angry


Has it really been a year since my last contribution?

Good thing not much has happened in the past year :-)

For me these past months have been

Love Them

When it comes to the pulpit, I am generally not a “rules” person.

After all, “rules” are generally not meant to be flexible and

Preaching Wholeness: I'm Back!

After a bit of a break, I am grateful for the opportunity to once again be part of Working Preacher’s blogging community. Thanks to Luther Seminary

Sundays Happen

“Sundays Happen” is a monthly column where we can playfully and thoughtfully wrestle with the realities of the process and practice of proclaiming

Ten Questions to Consider When Seeking Sermon Feedback

This past week I had the privilege of preaching at the congregation where my family and I currently worship.

Unlike when I "guest preach" in other locations

Lectionary Pros and Cons

For most of my ministry I have been a solo pastor and had the daunting privilege of preaching from week to week ... to week ... to week.

Like most preachers,

How to Avoid Preacher Burnout

Please raise your hand if you have ever felt burned out on preaching . . .

Look around and you will see that you are not alone. I know that many preachers

A Guide to Good Preaching

Over the past few weeks there have been some extremely interesting conversations going on in my head about the practice of preaching and what makes a "good"

Open-Source Preaching

There is something really comforting about a church pulpit.

After a while it feels like that old comfy chair that you have had since college.

When you