Craft of Preaching

Sabbath Lessons in Quarantined Time

For 12 years, I have been exploring the concept of Sabbath, and my congregation has been practicing it together and letting it shape us.

Sabbath is an

Liberating Sabbath

Luke closely associates Jesus’ public ministry with both the sabbath and the synagogue, beginning already in Luke 4:16-30. In fact, this week’s

A Sabbath Perspective

This past week was the 26th Festival of Homiletics in Washington, D.C., “Preaching and Politics.” An appropriate place and theme for times such

Rest For Your Souls

The invitation to rest is not one I readily or easily accept. Even from Jesus. There are at least a hundred reasons why, of course -- too much to do, expectations

Mary, Martha, and the Search for a More Useful Faith

Dear Working Preacher,

 

I think the word “useful” has gotten a bad rap. At least in the church. I’m not sure what it is, but I

Rest

Will you forgive me if I invite a terribly simple theme for a sermon that focuses mainly on just one verse? Well, with your forgiveness or without it ?,