Craft of Preaching

John and the Two Sides of the Pulpit

I wonder who baptized John.

He might have had to do it himself. But I hope someone helped. Even Jesus sought out another human being to baptize him. He

In the Wilderness

“In the wilderness” -- a potentially overlooked setting for the prophetic tidings of our dear friend John the Baptist. We are usually eager

Hoping for More

Dear Working Preacher,

If you were to spend a moment daydreaming about your idea for a perfect Christmas, what images would you conjure? Pews filled to

The Problem with John

Dear Working Preacher,

Do you even wonder if John the Baptist made the first Christians as uncomfortable as he does us? I suspect that from their point