Craft of Preaching

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.

Preaching Moment 158: Rolf Jocobson

Rolf discusses starting the sermon after the introduction

What if our Assumptions about and Models for Preaching are Wrong? Part 3

Deploying Pastoral Expertise Differently

One question that I have wondered about is whether this sort of move surrenders the pastoral office or pastoral

What if our Assumptions about and Models for Preaching are Wrong? Part 2

Last month, I wondered in writing whether some of the basic assumptions that I have operated with as a preacher have gone the way of the buggy whip.

I wondered,

What if our Assumptions about and Models for Preaching are Wrong? Part 1

In this essay, I want to explore a simple question: What if the assumptions that we have about what a good sermon should do and the models we have about

Preaching Moment 85: Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson thinks about the relationship between the tasks of preaching and leading a congregation.

Preaching Moment 057: Rolf Jacobson

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