Craft of Preaching

Dwell in Possibility

This week brings us a set of familiar, “classic” texts.

I suppose that for any congregation that uses the lectionary regularly, most weeks

Preaching in the Year of Matthew (RCL Year A 2019-2020)

Preaching through the year of Matthew in the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) presents both opportunities and challenges. First I’ll look at the dynamic

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

A Beatitude Kind of World

This past week I presented at an amazing conference held in Waco, Texas, called “Nevertheless SHE Preached.”

A grassroots event, dreamt by

Righteous Living

Do you really hunger and thirst for righteousness?

Sometimes, perhaps most times, I am not sure. That’s where the Beatitudes hit me this week.

On Beatitudes and Blessing

Dear Working Preacher,

Two questions animated -- or maybe haunted -- my exegetical study this week. I’ll ask you to wrestle with each of them along

Losers

Dear Working Preacher,

 

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

God Bless You

Dear Working Preacher,

There is a trap hidden in the Beatitudes that I know I have fallen into countless times, and perhaps you have, too. The trap is