Craft of Preaching

A Beatitude Kind of World

This past week I presented at an amazing conference held in Waco, Texas, called “Nevertheless SHE Preached.”

A grassroots event, dreamt by

Hide Away

While Karoline Lewis takes a short vacation from writing this column, I’m filling in for three more weeks.

A long time ago, back when Kevin Costner

Preaching in a Time of Political Anxiety

If the cantankerous political climate in the United States has any kind of a silver lining, it’s that many preachers are coming to a greater realization

Lost and Found

“Issues reach the pulpit before you do." This statement by my dear friend Rev. Michael Brown, senior Pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in NYC, first

A Life in Parables

Parables -- they’re not just for Jesus anymore.

The reality is, our lives are full of parables, or, you might say, life is parabolic. I suppose Jesus

On Stretching Parables

Dear Working Preacher,

 

One of the things I’ve learned from writing daily devotions over the last eighteen months is that biblical passages

Money, Relationships, and Jesus' Most Confusing Parable

Dear Working Preacher,

 

If you’re not sure what to make of this parable, take some comfort -- I’m not sure Luke was either! Consider

Lost

Dear Working Preacher,

 

Here’s the question that’s been rumbling around in my head since reading this passage: Can you be righteous

Preaching the Prodigal

Dear Working Preacher,

I’m not sure that there’s a more beloved story in the Bible than that of the Prodigal Son. Ralph Waldo Emerson called

In God We Trust: God & Money, Pt. 2

Dear Working Preacher,

Nothing quite like a sermon about a rich guy going to hell just before the fall Stewardship campaign kicks off, is there? Seriously,

God & Money

Dear Working Preacher,

Time to come clean. How many of you have preached a sermon about money without asking for any? I raise this question for three reasons.