Craft of Preaching

Dear Working Preacher
Here Is Your God

“Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.” On this Second Sunday of Advent, in the year [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Stuck in the Clouds: Some Apocalyptic Reflections on Advent

In the popular imagination, Advent [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
An End to Ordinary Time

We are glad you landed on our new page as your settle into the routine of sermon [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Stakes Are High

Everywhere we turn right now, the stakes are high. What a year! What a week! (And who [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A Summons to Hope

Many of you are reading this column after Election Day in the United States. You know, or [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A Family Reunion of Saints

Thank you for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ—that in Christ Jesus, God was reconciling [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Oaks of Righteousness

When many of us were growing up, the assumed truth about the United States—as it is still [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Truthiness vs. Truth-telling

“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” I cannot read [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Trap Questions

Thank you for what you do to preach the Word of God, in season and out of [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Indictments

The last time I contributed a “Dear Working Preacher” column, I insisted that sermons have to set [...]