Craft of Preaching

Durable Faith: Walk by Faith, not by Sight

What does durable faith mean in times like these?

The Apostle Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 7, “we walk by faith, not by sight,” come

Weightier Matters: Faith, Justice, and Mercy

As I prepare this month’s column, the scripture that refuses to let me rest is:

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe

Durable Faith: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

I don’t know if Tina Turner realized it, but her question, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” was about much more than the unhappiness

Durable Faith: Grace for the New Year

Even if they haven't written it down, most people have an idea of what they want 2017 to look like, both professionally and personally. With a whole year

Durable Faith: Preaching Post-Election

Many things came to mind as I prepared to write this month’s column. With the election in full view, two questions relentlessly pressed upon me. First,

Durable Faith

Jesus’ commandment to love God, others, and self seems like an easy message to convey. People want, need, and long for love, right? Yet, ask any preacher.

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

Dealing With Preacher's Block

Almost everyone has heard of writer’s block.

Writer’s block is a well-known reference to a lack of ideas upon which to expound. This loss of