Craft of Preaching

Words For A Time Such As This

As Year A, the year of the Gospel of Matthew, winds down, a revisiting of the Beatitudes seems appropriate, timely, even necessary. For those of you preaching

Saintly Activity

“Love your neighbor as yourself” is a fitting text for both a Sunday after Pentecost and All Saints Sunday.

According to Jesus, a mark of discipleship

When Tears are Wiped Away

Festival Sundays are always tricky. If you are a regular listener of Sermon Brainwave, you know that our usual take on these celebrations is to preach the

Losers

Dear Working Preacher,

 

There are some elements of the Christian faith that are just shocking enough, just absurd enough, just unsettling enough,

Beloved Saints

Dear Working Preacher,

You are a child of God -- beloved, blessed, cherished, one of a kind, and God is doing great things through you. That's the truth