Craft of Preaching

How Long, O Lord?

I know it is the custom in this column to focus on the Gospel text, but this week I’m going to focus primarily on the Old Testament reading from Habakkuk.

Choose Life

This is one of those weeks when, after reading the Gospel lesson, you might feel like putting a question mark after the usual liturgical formula: “This

Naming the Name of Jesus

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”

This saying, attributed (apocryphally) to St. Francis, has become popular in

Preaching Moment 253: Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker talks about navigating the challenge of finding time for preaching prep.

Preaching Moment 189: Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker reflects on the many accounts of creation and what they can teach us about biblical stories.

Preaching Moment 103: Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn speaks of the centrality of prayer in sermon preparation, prayer that reminds us of the privilege and responsibility of preaching.

Preaching Moment 053: Kathryn Schifferdecker

discusses the volume and importance of the stories in the Old Testament Would you like to share this video with friends? You can find, share, send,

Preaching Moment 038: Kathryn Schifferdecker

on the exercise of the lectionary and the scripture outside it's cycle Would you like to share this video with friends? You can find, share, send, and

Biblical Resources for Preaching About Creation

Caring for creation is a moral and spiritual matter, not merely a scientific or political one.

To address this pressing issue, a preacher must speak to

Biblical Preaching and the Sacraments

I love "food movies." Chocolat, Big Night, Babette's Feast (my favorite)--I will go out of my way to see these and other movies where food plays a central