Craft of Preaching

A Resentful Story

A familiar parable such as the Prodigal Son should invite a wealth of perspectives. We might think we know the meaning of the story. Perhaps this time around,

Perspective Matters

Let’s rename this story. The Prodigal Son? Doesn’t really work for me. Why? I am not that son. I am the older brother, the “Really Ticked-Off

Preaching the Prodigal

Dear Working Preacher,

I’m not sure that there’s a more beloved story in the Bible than that of the Prodigal Son. Ralph Waldo Emerson called

The Prodigal Son and the Country of God

Dear Working Preacher,

Every once in a while you get a glimpse into another country, the country of God. Oh, I know, sometimes it's called "kingdom," but