Craft of Preaching

Be Present and Engaged

It’s a good week to read Haggai. It may or may not be a good week to preach Haggai—only you and the Holy Spirit know that for sure—but

A Good Shepherd Perspective

I will never forget the first time I saw a real shepherd. I was leading my first trip to Israel/Palestine of a group of students from Luther Seminary. It

Lent in Jerusalem: Beyond the Palm Parade

Several weeks ago, Rolf Jacobson wrote helpfully about the re-imagination of Lent; rather than employing the tired language of a “Lenten Journey,”