Craft of Preaching

What Things?

This is one long road trip. By long, I don’t mean how many miles. Many of us have walked seven-ish miles in a day. We’ve got our Fitbits logging

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

Resurrection Now

Last week I was with some folks who for twenty-plus years have committed to gathering together for what they call an Ecumenical Lenten Renewal. I offered

Who Says There's No Resurrection?

We tend to ask the wrong questions about the resurrection -- case in point, the inquiry of the Sadducees. Of course, their engagement with Jesus is to challenge

The Bosom Of Abraham

Rock-a-my soul in the bosom of Abraham,
Rock-a-my soul in the bosom of Abraham,
Rock-a-my soul in the bosom of Abraham,
Oh, rock-a-my soul.

You know

Resurrection is Relationship

“But these are written so that you may believe…”

While many Bibles will title John 20:30-31 as “The Purpose of John’s Gospel,”

Preaching the Easter Vigil

We gather in old and new ways, and in new and old ways, holding vigil and celebrating Easter. We gather as our forefathers and -mothers of the faith have

What Makes You Feel Alive?

I spent the first part of this week and started writing this column in the hills of Burlingame, California. The beautiful locale was Mercy Convent and Retreat

Resurrection Witnesses

“You are witnesses of these things” (Luke 24:48; Acts 3:15).

We certainly are. Thanks for the reminder, Jesus.

Because we need reminders of

Preaching Moment 312: Luke Powery on What Holds Us Back

Luke Powery argues that a limited imagination of who God is and what God can do limits the ministry of the church and its vision for the future.

"If we

Resurrection Matters

Happy Easter, preachers! We have some resurrection matters to address.

I am torn. Mark or John? John or Mark? I am usually inclined to say that a preacher

Resurrection Community on Earth

Easter and post-Easter lectionary passages naturally dwell on resurrection and salvation, themes that Christians sometimes separate from earthly concerns.

Easter Courage

Dear Working Preacher,

There are moments when it feels like Matthew is almost working at cross purposes. On the one hand, the message delivered by the

Present-tense Salvation

Dear Working Preacher,

Do we ask too little of our people?

I ask that question with no small amount of trepidation. The churches of the Reformation, after

Easter Green

In 1970, in the midst of the Vietnam War, when V-8 engines ruled, gas mileage was low, industrial pollution hovered over most American cities, the first