Craft of Preaching

On Beatitudes and Blessing

Dear Working Preacher,

Two questions animated -- or maybe haunted -- my exegetical study this week. I’ll ask you to wrestle with each of them along

Don't Forget Who You Are

At my first synod assembly as an intern, still quite naive to the hopes and difficulties of ministry, we gathered in the bleachers as pastors were honored

Second Blessing

Dear Working Preacher,

 

I think we are in sore need of thanksgiving.

 

Take a look around. There is plenty of cause to be worried: too much

Lord, Hasten the Day When Our Decline Shall Be Complete

I am writing after yet another sacred experience with a stranger and her family who desperately needed to know God’s love in her last moments on earth.

God Bless You

Dear Working Preacher,

There is a trap hidden in the Beatitudes that I know I have fallen into countless times, and perhaps you have, too. The trap is

Cataract Surgery

Dear Working Preacher,

You know how some images just stick with you? Here's one description of the church that's stuck with me for nearly two decades: