Craft of Preaching

Church Announcements: Interruption or Liturgy?

Last year Working Preacher gathered a talented group of clergy to discuss the interaction between preaching and liturgy.

I’m not sure when the conversation

Writing Sermons, Writing Prayers: What's the Difference?

We’ve all heard them: preachers that add a “w” to the word “God.” “Gaaaa-wd calls us to luuuu-uuve our neighbor,”

Savoring the Task: Keeping Easter Alive

Maybe we should pay for the high school trumpet player’s music lessons so we can keep the trumpet sounding for the great fifty days of Easter. I learned

Connecting Heart to Text: Embodying the Liturgy in Community

My first job in college was as a DJ at the local country music station in Athens, Ohio. I had no idea what I was doing. Just managing the soundboard and

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