Craft of Preaching

Preaching Mark in Times of Strife (Part 2 of 2)

In the first article of this two-part series, the author discussed the apocalyptic tenor of the Gospel according to Mark and urged preachers to preach Mark

Preaching Mark in Times of Strife (Part 1 of 2)

Just in time. The Gospel according to Mark is about to arrive.

Perhaps, like me, you’re wondering how Mark will sound in the upcoming lectionary

That Sinking Feeling

I hope we can all agree that it’s misguided to take Matthew’s story about Peter walking on the water and turn it into a sappy morality tale

"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"

While Karoline Lewis continues her short vacation from writing this column, I’m filling in for two more weeks.

A lesson difficult for many preachers

Hide Away

While Karoline Lewis takes a short vacation from writing this column, I’m filling in for three more weeks.

A long time ago, back when Kevin Costner

In the Fields of the Lord

While Karoline Lewis takes a short vacation from writing this column, I’m filling in for four weeks.

When I explore Matthew’s Gospel with

Preaching from the Book of Acts during Easter

Easter is coming, which means the Acts of the Apostles is about to claim its annual place in the Revised Common Lectionary. Acts provides passages for the

Preaching in a Time of Political Anxiety

If the cantankerous political climate in the United States has any kind of a silver lining, it’s that many preachers are coming to a greater realization

Sensing the Gospel: A Five-Part Series of Meditations for Lent

“We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands,

Preaching Moment 278: Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner talks about his process of taking a text and turning it into a sermon, as well as all of the rethinking and pruning that happens along the

Preaching Moment 259: Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner talks about moving from text to sermon.

Preaching Moment 208: Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner on the challenges of preaching familiar text and some strategies for preaching them anew.

Preaching Moment 119: Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner talks about the challenges and opportunities in preaching childrens' sermons.

Preaching Moment 113: Matt Skinner

Matt talks about how we structure our sermons and provides some advice for thinking creatively and varying our sermon structures.

Preaching Moment 105: Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner offers a few suggestions on how to work the gospel text for Easter Sunday.