Craft of Preaching

Preaching Moment 336: Michael Brown on the Courage to Preach

Michael Brown offers advice to pastors on the courage to preach. "At some point you become incarnational. You give flesh to the word you are reading. You

Preaching Moment 331: Adam Hamilton on the Courage to Preach

Adam Hamilton discusses how the personal conviction based on your reading of the text. Like Jeremiah, the preacher has a message (based on the text) to

Preaching Moment 330: M. Craig Barnes on the Courage to Preach

The Rev. M. Craig Barnes believes that preaching is a holy calling that a preacher responds to. "The best reason to be afraid is not that you are going

Preaching Moment 329: Michael Curry on the Courage to Preach

Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, gives advise to preachers who may feel discouraged to preach because of their inadequacies. No

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

When We Can't Walk on Water

Those of you who listen regularly to Sermon Brainwave, our weekly podcast text study that I co-host with my colleagues at Luther Seminary, Rolf Jacobson

Courage to Follow, Courage to Lead

Few people thrive on conflict. Yet leadership can bring us face to face with it in unexpected moments. What motivates normal people to overcome fear when

Easter Courage

Dear Working Preacher,

There are moments when it feels like Matthew is almost working at cross purposes. On the one hand, the message delivered by the

"Do Not Be Afraid"

Dear Working Preacher,

“Do not be afraid.”

It’s easy to overlook the presence of these four words near the tail end of Jesus’

Everyday Faith

Dear Working Preacher,

 

There will probably be a lot of people sitting in your pews this Sunday who feel just like the disciples -- which is good