Craft of Preaching

Open Speech

“He said this openly.” No wonder Peter responded as he did. Rebuke seems appropriate when you are hearing something you don’t want to

Choose Life

Choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19). Not as easy as it sounds these days. This rather obvious litmus test for what it means to a disciple in the Kingdom of

Just Be It

If you want to know what it’s looked like lately to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, Google the Women’s March of January

Authentic Preaching: How to Prophesy

No one is a prophet because they want to be. If you do not have the reluctance of a biblical prophet, you likely do not have a message from God. If you

Preaching through Congregational Conflict

People who have an idealistic view of the church are likely to be taken aback when they realize that conflict is a part of congregational life. Sunday morning

God Said Yes to Me

Something different, Working Preachers. I want to begin the column this week with a reading that I think captures some of the spirit we see and hear in