Craft of Preaching

Not Proof But Perspective

A few years ago, Working Preacher produced a video Easter is Coming with which many of you are familiar. Take another look. I return to this resource again

Identity Crisis

One of the lessons we have learned from recent politics is the power of group identity. To the astonishment of political pundits, it appears that once people

Whose God is This Anyway?

Does anyone else get uncomfortable proclaiming things like “How Great is Our God” or “Our God is an Awesome God” or “Behold

Community and Connections

Dear Working Preachers,

I am actually preaching this week. How about that? On this week’s text from Matthew this coming Friday in the Luther Seminary

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

Identity Theft, Part 2

Dear Working Preacher,

Our word “Lent,” as you know, comes from the German and Dutch words for spring (Lenz and Lente) which themselves derive

Identity Theft

Dear Working Preacher,

When my kids were fairly young, they’d almost always figure out who the people in their lives were via relational categories.

Superdad: A review of Man of Steel

Last month I had the privilege of watching the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. In spite of mediocre reviews by critics (one critic described the film

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

Ashamed of Me and Mine

When I saw Pope Francis lean over and kiss that severely disabled man in the crowd at his inaugural mass, I was almost undone. What I saw was my sister’s

The Easter Tree

Christ is risen, Working Preacher!
Christ is risen, indeed!

This is the day, the pinnacle of the church year, the reason we gather to worship the God whose

Into Temptation

Dear Working Preacher,

In recent weeks we've been working together on helping our people take the biblical stories with them as they leave church, offering