Craft of Preaching

Worship

It's not just about the sermon -- preaching is part of the larger liturgical context of worship.

Where Are the Prayers? Preaching and the Prayers of Intercession

It happened too often. “Where are the prayers?” the assisting minister would ask as we got ready for worship. “Oh no, I forgot to print

Designing the Mystery

This is the first installment in a series on worship and preaching. To tell you the truth, I’m not interested in giving preaching help for seasonal

Preaching the Easter Vigil

We gather in old and new ways, and in new and old ways, holding vigil and celebrating Easter. We gather as our forefathers and -mothers of the faith have

Proclamation in Advent: Full-throated and Soulful

This article is the final in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Proclamation in Advent: Reading Isaiah with Strength

This article is the third in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Proclamation in Advent: Reading the Epistle with Heart

This article is the second in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Proclamation in Advent: Words that Do Not Fall to the Ground

This article is the first in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Five Questions for your Kids’ Sermon

How do you help a 4-year-old better understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

One clear way a 4-year-old experiences the love of Jesus is “through the

River Sunday: Preaching Season of Creation Week 4

Editor's Note: WorkingPreacher.org published commentaries that correspond with the readings for Season of Creation 2014: Series A (The

Wilderness Sunday: Preaching Season of Creation Week 3

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Land Sunday: Preaching Season of Creation Week 2

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Forest Sunday: Preaching Season of Creation Week 1

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A New Pentecost? A Season of Social Media

Lent. A time for self-reflection, austerity, and somber music. A time to put away the alleluias and remember Jesus’ road to Calvary. A time for selfies

Social Media Sunday: Pull Out Your Smartphones

Worship at the church I serve was a little different a few months ago. Pastors and parishioners were “checking in” to Facebook on their phones

Preaching the Easter Vigil: Notes on an ancient sermon

The Vigil of Easter is just what it says: a vigil. At the Vigil, we remember that Jesus is dead, gone “to crush hell underfoot,” as the old