Craft of Preaching

How to Preach the News without Drowning

“Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household ... This

Hands-Free Preaching

I was a writer before I was a preacher. A colleague of mine, whose newspaper beat I stole, once said: “… of course I can’t turn a phrase

Advent on the Mind

I am writing this column from San Diego where I am attending the annual meetings of the Academy of Homiletics, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Waiting and preparation shape these days of Advent, two thousand years ago and today. In this season of Advent, a season defined and determined by faith,

Preaching Moment 271: Michael Curry

The Word comes to life in the world, says Michael Curry. When preparing a sermon, the preacher needs to study the word and hit the streets to see that Word

Preaching Moment 269: Anna Carter Florence

Anna Carter Florence talks about the influence that theater has on her preaching, and the importance of preparation and seeking out perspectives on the

Preaching Moment 260: Michael Curry

Michael Curry on using a study day as a source of creativity.

Preaching Moment 253: Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker talks about navigating the challenge of finding time for preaching prep.