Craft of Preaching

Stay Awake: Themes for Preaching in Advent 2019

Ed. note: This is the first in a six-part series.

The liturgical calendar and the readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) introduce the worshiper

Church Announcements: Interruption or Liturgy?

Last year Working Preacher gathered a talented group of clergy to discuss the interaction between preaching and liturgy.

I’m not sure when the conversation

Writing Sermons, Writing Prayers: What's the Difference?

We’ve all heard them: preachers that add a “w” to the word “God.” “Gaaaa-wd calls us to luuuu-uuve our neighbor,”

Connecting Heart to Text: Embodying the Liturgy in Community

My first job in college was as a DJ at the local country music station in Athens, Ohio. I had no idea what I was doing. Just managing the soundboard and

Preaching Moment 309: Anthony Bailey on Liturgical Language

Anthony Bailey explains how the words of our worship often have unintended negative implications and argues that liturgical language must be critiqued by