Craft of Preaching

How to Embody Scripture: Verbal Volleys (1 of 4)

First in a four-part series of videos on how to embody Scripture in worship

In this 10-minute video, Sam Bardwell demonstrates how to read Bible passages

Proclamation in Advent: Words that Do Not Fall to the Ground

This article is the first in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Why Advent?

Oh my, Working Preachers. This text from Luke? At this time? In these circumstances? Too many people will hear Jesus’ words as those that predict

Advent on the Mind

I am writing this column from San Diego where I am attending the annual meetings of the Academy of Homiletics, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the

A Promise Big Enough to Save Us

Dear Working Preacher, 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! First, of course, for your faithful ministry. But also for your support of this website,