Craft of Preaching

Demanding that God Show Up

Well, here we are, dear Working Preacher, in the early days after Easter, having finished what one social media meme called “the Lentiest Lent [we]

Linger A Little

Poor Thomas. Always the Sunday after Easter. Always misunderstand. We think Thomas doubts, but he doesn’t. As if that is a bad thing. As if faith

Betweenness

“These are written so that you may come to believe/continue to believe...” What does your translation say? And which translation would you choose?

The Courage to Ask

Dear Working Preachers,

I am preaching on this text in Luther Seminary’s chapel on April 15, 2015, so I thought that for my column this week I would

The Power of a Good Question

Dear Working Preacher,

I tend to think that our best sermons arise from our questions. Do you know what I mean? It’s often the really challenging

The Never-Ending Story

Dear Working Preacher,

At our annual Celebration of Biblical Preaching in October 2011, Walter Brueggemann suggested that the primary challenge facing

Faithful Doubt

Dear Working Preacher,

Try to forget, for a moment, everything you thought you knew about Thomas. Notice that I didn't say "Doubting Thomas," as this nickname