Craft of Preaching

Review: New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis

When Eliza Doolittle is finally able to say, “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain,” Henry Higgins blurts out, “I think she’s

Preaching the Parables, Part Two

What follows is a series of recommendations about interpreting the parables and preaching on them.

These consist of four statements with brief comment on

Preaching the Parables, Part One

There are roughly three dozen parables in the Synoptic Gospels, and twenty-nine of them appear in the Revised Common Lectionary on twenty-four Sundays over

Preaching from Matthew’s Gospel: Some Issues to Anticipate in Sermon Preparation

One of the potential problems that many a preacher faces when dealing with texts from the Gospel of Matthew is that this gospel is decidedly moralistic,

Preaching from Matthew’s Gospel: Major Themes and Forms of Teaching

The evangelist who wrote the Gospel of Matthew (whom we shall call "Matthew" in spite of his anonymity) was very much interested in the teaching of Jesus.

Preaching from Matthew’s Gospel: A Brief Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

Scholarship on the Gospel of Matthew is on-going, just as one might expect. But some things are generally agreed upon.

There is general agreement on the

Preaching from Matthew’s Gospel: The Shape of the Readings for Year A in 2007-2008

Year A in 2007-2008 has some special features to which the preacher needs to give attention, since they have a bearing on how the Gospel of Matthew will