Craft of Preaching

Guest Preaching in an Age of ‘Too Political’

As a preacher, I realize I should open with some things we all agree on, build up some rapport, and gain your trust first. Then, once I've been there for

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

Behind the Sermon: John 3 and Immigration

When I was invited to preach on John 3 recently,1 I had the stories and the predicament of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. very much on my mind. As

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

Lutherans Preaching on Social Issues?

Lutherans have not always been perceived to lead the crowd in social advocacy. And yet, a quick scan of data shows that we are indeed on the leading edge