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

Naming the Name of Jesus

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”

This saying, attributed (apocryphally) to St. Francis, has become popular in

Notice, Share, Invite

Dear Working Preacher,

If you really want to understand why the church is declining in North America, you need to recognize how frightened most of our

A Voice Amid the Wedding Noise

I have an unusually heavy schedule of weddings to perform this year -- three in the next 10 months. Which doesn’t sound heavy until you consider that’s

Saving Souls

I experienced an uncomfortable moment recently when someone expressed admiration for my chosen vocation, which was characterized as “saving souls.”

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: