Craft of Preaching

Out of Our Forts, into the World

How are you? I stopped and prayed for you as I wrote this piece—you who get up to preach the Gospel week in and week out to a weary world. And oh,

That Sinking Feeling

I hope we can all agree that it’s misguided to take Matthew’s story about Peter walking on the water and turn it into a sappy morality tale

When We Can't Walk on Water

Those of you who listen regularly to Sermon Brainwave, our weekly podcast text study that I co-host with my colleagues at Luther Seminary, Rolf Jacobson

The Road Less Traveled

Dear Working Preacher,

There are two ways to preach this story from Matthew. And a lot hangs on which one you choose.

The first tack -- the more familiar