Craft of Preaching

Preaching Moment 311: Lauren Winner on Personal Stories

Lauren Winner shares her thought process on using personal stories in the pulpit and relates the craft of preaching to communal prayer.

"Each year, preaching

Preaching Moment 304: Anthony Bailey on Personal Stories

Anthony Bailey shares his process for deciding when and how to include personal stories in his sermons.

"I always have to ask: Is this sermon more about

The Year of Matthew or When Small Birds Return

Without small birds, the world would be very quiet. In fact, it would hardly make a sound. In January the northern hemisphere is locked in silence, and

The Footwasher’s Hall of Fame

I hate being wrong.

I really hate being wrong in public.

I really, really hate being the one to prove myself wrong in public. Unfortunately, that is the

Picture, Passage, Point: Bringing Scripture to Life

When I served a congregation near Austin, Texas, we offered a Wednesday night Bible study hour that began with a short devotional. In spite of my best efforts

What Tradition Really Means

Just because I’m fascinated by the emerging church movement, the call to new life, and the need for the church to constantly tailor its message creatively

Stories and Norm

For the first million years of human existence climate change was no threat, not because our ancestors knew more than we do now, but because, unaware of