Craft of Preaching

God's Pro Quo

My first reaction to the Gospel lesson this week was a movie memory: a scene from Silence of the Lambs, when Hannibal Lecter (the brilliant Anthony Hopkins)

The Kingdom of God ... at School

Dear Working Preacher,


When is the last time you preached a sermon with your youth as the primary audience you had in mind? Or even as a primary

More Than Good Advice [or] Why Jesus Gets Killed, Pt. 2

Dear Working Preacher,

If there was ever a gospel reading that invited a polite yawn, this might be it. I mean, goodness, but Jesus comes off in this scene