Craft of Preaching

The King of Second Chances

Dear Working Preacher,

Do you ever wish you could have a second chance?

A second chance to say something different … or maybe not say something.

Thy Kingdom Come

Like so many of us who are of a religious ilk, I function in two worlds. The first world seems to dominate most of my time and energy. It involves getting

The Law of Love

Dear Working Preacher,


There are two sides to every story, and that includes this one. Maybe especially this one. So one way to preach a meaningful

Preaching Moment 272: Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey encourages preachers to turn off their "critical antennae" toward themselves and be bold in their witness to the text. 

Learning to Tell Time

Dear Working Preacher,

You know what they say: timing is everything. Whether it’s telling a joke, making a dramatic entrance in a stage show, or

Come As You Are

Dear Working Preacher,

This week's gospel reading is perfect for all the people who don't have it all together. Now, I know what you may be thinking: that

Now I See

Dear Working Preacher,

Some passages are simply too rich to be only heard. They need to be experienced. Such is the case with this week's story of the

Christ the King

Dear Working Preacher,

We've come upon one of those Sunday's that can seem nearly impossible to preach in the North American context: Christ the King Sunday,