Craft of Preaching

Preaching: Our Mission Impossible

Preachers: Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to preach the life-affirming, justice-seeking, boundary-breaking Word of God.

No big deal. Right?

Preaching Moment 316: Yvette Flunder on Reformation in the Church

Yvette Flunder reflects on the current state of Christianity in the US and sees in it a moment of reformation being worked by the Spirit.

"What we are

Preaching Moment 313: Luke Powery on the Business Model

Luke Powery expounds on the problem of using the language and models of business to characterize the ministry of the church.

"No one went to seminary to

Trinitarian Congregations

Dear Working Preacher,

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself dreading Trinity Sunday a bit. Okay, sometime more than a bit. We all know

New Life: It's Not Just a Slogan

The news was devastating.

A young man who appeared to have a lot going for him, who appeared to have a bright future, got himself into such trouble that

Saving Souls

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