Craft of Preaching

That Sinking Feeling

I hope we can all agree that it’s misguided to take Matthew’s story about Peter walking on the water and turn it into a sappy morality tale

Preaching in Interesting Times

There is supposedly an old Chinese curse that goes: “May you live in interesting times.”

We certainly live in interesting times, and it often

Panic before Pulpit, Every Time

Preaching at its best must cultivate a relationship with panic. That is to say, preaching takes trust, and trust is scary.

My typical week as a preacher

Preaching Moment 294: Luke Powery on Preaching the Gospel of Mark

Luke Powery points out the story of the Gerasene Demoniac and the ending of Mark as moments of opportunity for preaching the Gospel of Mark.

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Living Beyond Fear

Dear Working Preacher,

I’m writing this letter just after watching the U.S. World Cup match against Ghana and in this context remembered something

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

Church Wars

Faith in God is supposed to bring new life, peace, understanding, and healing to creation. So why does it so often seem to bring the opposite? Why does