Craft of Preaching

Catching People

“Catching people” might not sit very well with a number of our congregants. Compared to the parallel accounts in Matthew and Mark where the

Abundance For All

Deciding on one preaching point for this passage seems adversative, to say the least, to this story when the main message of Jesus’ miracle at Cana

Small Thing, Abundant Growth

One of our sons-in-law works in plant pathology. Recently he took us to visit the lab and greenhouse where he works to discover the genetic makeup of various

Preaching Moment 344: Michael Curry on Bread of Life (John 6)

Michael Curry speaks on the challenges and opportunities of preaching through the Revised Common Lectionary summer series on John 6, the Bread of Life.

Resurrection is Abundance

153 fish? That’s a lot. Even I know this, and I am no angler. I’ve sent my boys to fishing camp. I encourage them to fish if the opportunity

The Thing You Lack

"You lack one thing.” Ouch. I fear I lack much more than one thing, do you?

But what does this fellow lack, exactly? Of course, there’s all

Bread from Heaven

Food fills the menu in August’s lectionary. Four weeks of Gospel readings explore John 6’s discussions between Jesus and others following the

Generosity Sightings

Dear Working Preachers,

“Are you envious because I am generous?” reads the latter section of 20:15 in this Sunday’s parable

New Life: It's Not Just a Slogan

The news was devastating.

A young man who appeared to have a lot going for him, who appeared to have a bright future, got himself into such trouble that

Jesus, the Rich Man, and All of Us Lousy Stewards

Dear Working Preacher,

Can we just admit that most of us kind of stink at doing stewardship? I know that sounds like an awful thing for me to say, but