Craft of Preaching

The God Who Feels -- and Feeds

Grace and peace to you, Working Preacher, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for preaching the word

A Risk Worth Taking

Dear Working Preacher,

Thanks for all you do to proclaim the gospel in this broken world. For being, as Saint Paul says, steadfast, immovable, and always

Prayer and Quarantine

Thanks for your faithful, consistent, diligent work to preach the good news.

Thanks for giving shape to a life of hope when there is despair, to a life

For A Time Such as This

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

As ever, Working Preacher, thanks for preaching the good news of Easter in a Good Friday world. In a world

3:16

Thank you for preaching the good news. The world is so full of bad news, sad news, angry news, judgmental news, scary news, divisive news, death news. Those

A Beautiful Community

Dear Working Preacher,

Epiphany greetings to you! And thanks for what you do, preaching the word in season and out. May the light of God—revealed

On Orange Cars and Gratitude for Preaching Another Year

I open this week’s letter with a question for you and then a word of thanks. The question: How many orange cars or trucks did you see on your last

Taking the Fork in the Road

Thanks for preaching the Word, in season and out of season—steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord. Your preaching of God’s Word

Preaching the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (in 8 Parts)

Listen to the accompanying podcast for this sermon series. The podcast covers each of the eight sessions.

In perhaps his most famous sermon, Martin Luther

Let All of Me Kneel before God’s Holy Name: A Six Part Lenten Series

This Lenten series focuses on our bodily worship of the Triune God. When we come to worship, we are to engage all of your bodies in the art and act of worship

Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey': Start by Asking, 'What's Lent for?' (Part 2 of 2)

In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson takes liturgical lemons and attempts to make theological lemonade. Jacobson takes a personal quirk -- the fact

Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey': The Train Has Left the Station (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of two essays, Rolf Jacobson takes liturgical lemons and attempts to make theological lemonade. Jacobson takes a personal quirk -- the fact

Preaching Moment 274: Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson discusses ways to bring forward the biblical text in the sermon. He suggests a few simple tactics for reminding the congregation of this focus.

Preaching Moment 244: Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson on the difference between the "gift of preaching" and having "gifts for preaching."

Preaching Moment 203: Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson talks about facing the crisis of biblical illiteracy.