Craft of Preaching

Preaching the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (in 8 Parts)

Listen to the accompanying podcast for this sermon series. The podcast covers each of the eight sessions.

In perhaps his most famous sermon, Martin Luther

Let All of Me Kneel before God’s Holy Name: A Six Part Lenten Series

This Lenten series focuses on our bodily worship of the Triune God. When we come to worship, we are to engage all of your bodies in the art and act of worship

Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey': Start by Asking, 'What's Lent for?' (Part 2 of 2)

In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson takes liturgical lemons and attempts to make theological lemonade. Jacobson takes a personal quirk -- the fact

Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey': The Train Has Left the Station (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of two essays, Rolf Jacobson takes liturgical lemons and attempts to make theological lemonade. Jacobson takes a personal quirk -- the fact

Preaching Moment 274: Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson discusses ways to bring forward the biblical text in the sermon. He suggests a few simple tactics for reminding the congregation of this focus.

Preaching Moment 244: Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson on the difference between the "gift of preaching" and having "gifts for preaching."

Preaching Moment 203: Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson talks about facing the crisis of biblical illiteracy.

Preaching Moment 158: Rolf Jocobson

Rolf discusses starting the sermon after the introduction

What if our Assumptions about and Models for Preaching are Wrong? Part 3

Deploying Pastoral Expertise Differently

One question that I have wondered about is whether this sort of move surrenders the pastoral office or pastoral

What if our Assumptions about and Models for Preaching are Wrong? Part 2

Last month, I wondered in writing whether some of the basic assumptions that I have operated with as a preacher have gone the way of the buggy whip.

I wondered,

What if our Assumptions about and Models for Preaching are Wrong? Part 1

In this essay, I want to explore a simple question: What if the assumptions that we have about what a good sermon should do and the models we have about

Preaching Moment 85: Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson thinks about the relationship between the tasks of preaching and leading a congregation.

Preaching Moment 057: Rolf Jacobson

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Commandments for Biblical Preaching Part 2: Break All the Rules

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I offered ten commandments for biblical preaching.

I stand by the convictions that I expressed in that essay and believe

Commandments for Biblical Preaching Part 1: Keep These Words in Your Heart

I offer here ten commandments for biblical preaching.

As I do so, I also offer both apologies and appreciation to my teacher and colleague, Gracia Grindal,