Craft of Preaching

Forgiveness Is at the Core

It was an astonishing thing to see.

A young black man sat in the witness stand of a courtroom in Dallas, speaking to the white woman on trial, Amber Guyger,

Rest for Your Soul

Dear Working Preacher,

How are you?

No, really, how are you? How is it with your heart, your spirit?

I hope you are well. I hope that the ministry you

A Pentecost to Wait and Hope, Pray and Trust

The last time I wrote for this column was the week before March 15, an age ago.

I don’t know about you, but that was the week in which the world

A Deeper Family Story

“Connect to a deeper family story,” urges the website For a price, the service will connect you to the stories of your ancestors,

Alpha and Omega

It is the first Sunday of the New Year. For most households in the Western world, Christmas lights have been put away, the tree stowed until next year or

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