Craft of Preaching

Leaves in various shades from green to red
Advent 1B: Read the Seasons

Advent’s here! Jesus calls us to read the seasons, even if we don’t know what’s [...]

Overflow: water pouring down over a pile of stones
Preaching Series
A Deeper Life: A 6-week preaching series for Epiphany 2024

Editor’s Note: This article provides [...]

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Sermon Development
Point of Identification: Matching Message with Context

Often I hear sermons where [...]

Statue of general in snow - preaching on U.S. national holidays (winter edition)
Preaching on U.S. National Holidays (Winter Edition)

Ask any preacher to name [...]

who is the intended audience? (black writing on whiteboard)
Sermon Development
Preaching to Personas: 5 Ways to Reach Your Intended Audience

Who is the intended audience? [...]

Woman who is preaching with authority
Dear Working Preacher
By What Authority?

“By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Dear Working Preachers, [...]

Walking the dog: how to preach with confidence
Sermon Development
Walk the Dog: Preaching with Confidence

After decades of teaching preaching, I’ve learned that one of [...]

sermon on harvest
Theology and Interpretation
Preaching Sermons on Harvest When You’re Not a Farmer

If you’re a preacher who’s [...]

Why is forgiveness so difficult?
Dear Working Preacher
Forgiveness: The Hardest Commandment

Dear Working Preacher, Why is forgiveness so difficult? Is there [...]