Craft of Preaching

Gospel Joy: Preaching Time after Pentecost in Year A (Part 2)

Preaching in these strange times on parables and events in the gospel of Matthew focused on the extraordinary of God, particularly in relation to discipleship,

Nurture the Seed of Faith: Preaching Time after Pentecost in Year A (Part 1)

The church year continues with what has often been called “ordinary time” or the “time after Pentecost.”

We are also reconnecting

Creating Anew in Chaos: Preaching Easter in Year A

In these weeks and months of anxiety about viruses and quarantines, about extreme polarization in speech and politics, about the ever-present violence (in

Conversion and New Life: Preaching Lent in Year A

Year A immerses the congregation into the captivating readings from the Gospel of John: Nicodemus, the woman at the well, the man born blind, and Lazarus.

Extraordinary Light: Preaching Christmas and Epiphany in Year A

Preaching happens in a liturgical context. The Twelve Days of Christmas transition worshippers towards the Epiphany of Jesus. Epiphany is here understood

This Far by Faith

Apocalyptic themes fascinate, confuse, and rebuff us.

Almost everyone who comes to worship this week will have encountered some form of End Times theology

Stay Awake: Preaching Advent in Year A

Ed. note: This is the first in a six-part series.

The liturgical calendar and the readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) introduce the worshiper

Preaching on Reformation: Global, Ecumenical, Ongoing

This coming Reformation Day, October 31, 2016, is different from many others. On this day, we launch into the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation culminating

Book Review: "The Four Gospels on Sunday" by Gordon Lathrop

Reviewed: "The Four Gospels on Sunday: The New Testament and the Reform of Christian Worship" by Gordon W. Lathrop (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012) 

Preaching Moment 198: Dirk Lange

Dirk Lange on how we weave teaching and preaching together in sermons.

John 12:1-11: Leave Her Alone

This story takes place in Bethany -- during a meal -- as a cup of blessing is shared within their midst.

You noticed that, didn't you? As the disciples,

Preaching Moment 062: Dirk Lange

on the "conversion" that happens in the gospel. Would you like to share this video with friends? You can find, share, and embed it from our

Preaching and Worship: Deconstructing the Conjunction!

In the Preface to the Small Catechism, Martin Luther laments the fact that many come to worship and participate in the sacraments but really have no clue

Preaching Moment 037: Dirk Lange

discusses how worship "preaches" Would you like to share this video with friends? You can find, share, send, and embed it from our