Craft of Preaching

Forgiveness 101

“How often should I forgive, Jesus?” Of course, Jesus’ response to Peter’s question doesn’t really provide an answer but rather

Why We Need the Transfiguration

The last week of January, Luther Seminary hosted its annual Midwinter Convocation -- a popular event for many, but especially alums. For the first

Faith Stays in, Doubt Steps Out

Before entering pastoral ministry I was encouraged to network and apply for pulpit vacancies. I was not a pulpit chaser. When it was time I felt I would

Commissioned Yet Again

Dear Working Preacher,

For years I’ve enjoyed calling John the “oddball gospel” because of its many idiosyncrasies.

John’s preference

The Road Less Traveled

Dear Working Preacher,

There are two ways to preach this story from Matthew. And a lot hangs on which one you choose.

The first tack -- the more familiar

The Transfiguration of Peter

Dear Working Preacher,

Do you remember when you first felt called by God? That moment when you had an irresistible tug toward ministry? Over the years