Craft of Preaching

Isaiah’s Earthly Hopes

One liturgical year ends soon and the next will immediately begin. The lectionary’s seasonal turning from Christ’s eternal reign to the advent

Love Them

When it comes to the pulpit, I am generally not a “rules” person.

After all, “rules” are generally not meant to be flexible and

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

A Vision Check-Up

“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

Another grand and glorious verse from John, a Gospel filled to the brim with pithy phrases that end up in contexts