Craft of Preaching

People Get It, but Need Leadership

I recently returned from a weekend in a large Presbyterian church in Michigan, where I was asked to speak about the faith dimensions of creation care and

Caring for the Kingdom of Heaven

So, how are we doing taking care of that vineyard these days? Before we start casting shame and blame on the easy targets in this story and on those around

Daughters of Abraham

“Immediately, she stood up straight and began praising God.” I have a feeling that when this woman bent over for eighteen years was finally

Preaching Confirmation

One of my favorite confirmation texts is the story of Elisha succeeding Elijah in 2 Kings.

The story reminds me of when we brought our first child home

Stories and Norm

For the first million years of human existence climate change was no threat, not because our ancestors knew more than we do now, but because, unaware of

Mud and Metaphor

For those of us who snoozed through high school English class decades ago: A brief review of metaphors, and why we who read Scripture care about them. Bear

Book Review: "The Four Gospels on Sunday" by Gordon Lathrop

Reviewed: "The Four Gospels on Sunday: The New Testament and the Reform of Christian Worship" by Gordon W. Lathrop (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012)