Craft of Preaching

The Laborers Are Few

“Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.” What would the world look like if the primary ways by which we imagined

Abundant Life

What is abundant life? How would you define it? Accomplishment in some such measurable constructs? Success in your church? Happiness? Family? Relationships?

God's Covenant with All Creatures

Sometimes a comfortably well-trodden path becomes a rut. When our interpretive wheels become stuck in it, we may misread important passages.

God’s

Saving Souls

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

Preaching on Illness: Healing Services (Part 2 of 2)

Why healing services? And what makes preaching at healing services different?

Worship services addressing illness and its corollary -- the desire for possible