Craft of Preaching

Preaching from the Book of Acts during Easter

Easter is coming, which means the Acts of the Apostles is about to claim its annual place in the Revised Common Lectionary. Acts provides passages for the

Preaching in an Exilic Age

I am trying to discern whether we have entered an era of Christian exile in America. It certainly feels like it, and not for the reasons that are usually

A Personal Palm/Passion Sunday

Palm/Passion Sunday takes me back to my trips to the Holy Land. One of the essential excursions on this pilgrimage is to walk the Palm Sunday road, the

Preaching Moment 336: Michael Brown on the Courage to Preach

Michael Brown offers advice to pastors on the courage to preach. "At some point you become incarnational. You give flesh to the word you are reading. You

Preaching Adoption

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said

Behind the Sermon: John 3 and Immigration

When I was invited to preach on John 3 recently,1 I had the stories and the predicament of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. very much on my mind. As

Resurrection Now

Last week I was with some folks who for twenty-plus years have committed to gathering together for what they call an Ecumenical Lenten Renewal. I offered

Preaching Moment 335: Luke Powery on Faithful Preaching

Luke Powery shares his approach to faithfulness in preaching: "My own approach to preaching is that I must be faithful to the gospel, and it is through

On Being Found

He found him. A seemingly ordinary moment in the plot that is the healing of the man born blind until you realize that Jesus has been gone for twenty-eight

Preaching in a Time of Political Anxiety

If the cantankerous political climate in the United States has any kind of a silver lining, it’s that many preachers are coming to a greater realization

Holy Conversations

I know, Working Preachers. This story is overwhelming. So much going on. So many places to land. Of course, this is the challenge with any text, but somehow

Preaching Moment 334: Eunjoo Mary Kim on Preaching in a Multicultural Setting

Eunjoo Mary Kim, professor of homiletics and liturgics at Iliff School of Theology shares her thoughts on preaching in a multicultural congregation. "Preaching

The False Comfort of Agreement

Pause for a second before you start reading.

Stop. Think. Picture: Who is in your text study group?

Now, not everyone has a text study group, but we all

John 3:16

John 3:16. Perhaps the most well-known Bible verse and yet also one of the most destructive -- an assertion of exclusion rather than one of God’s

Preaching Moment 333: Craig Barnes on Preaching in a Cross-cultural Setting

M. Craig Barnes shares how to preach in a cross-cultural congregation: "If the congregation itself is multicultural and you are the pastor of it, then you're