Craft of Preaching

Being an Immigrant Is Not a Sin

“When an alien lives with you in your land, do no mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as

The True Kingdom

Dear Working Preachers, many of you also listen to Working Preacher’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. As a result, you know that I am an adder.

Where Am 'I' in the Sermon?

Every preacher has his or her own personal anxiety dream. Mine is that I’m standing in the pulpit for the reading of the gospel, only to realize there’s

Collaborative Preaching with Church Members

As a preacher regularly stirred by reading and interpreting the Bible collaboratively with church members, I began exploring an entirely collaborative sermon

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

Gaining Perspective: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Homiletician, Part 2

This is the second article in a series. See Part 1.

“It is fair to say all writers -- seasoned or not, steady or panicked -- lose perspective.”

An Existential Encounter with the Text

Just the thought of doing exegesis for one more sermon is enough to make some preachers want to scream. We all realize that good exegetical work is vital

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

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