Craft of Preaching


“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.”

This is the verse behind the Gospel passage for this

Vegetative Parables

Author's Note:
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Our Lenten Vocation: Serving and Preserving God’s Garden

Scripture’s story of Lent begins this year by describing the first human job. March 9th’s reading from Genesis 2 and 3 digests the second creation

Fishers of People

Dear Working Preacher,

My theme in a nutshell: Jesus called ordinary people right in the middle of their ordinary lives to do extraordinary things …

Imagine That!

Dear Working Preacher,

Sometimes I think we preachers confuse information and imagination. Many of us tend in our sermons to give people significant and

Your Most Important Sermon

Dear Working Preacher,

Would you believe me if I told you that the sermon you preach this Sunday will be the most important of the year? Probably not.