Craft of Preaching

You Are All My Beloved

Preaching on the baptism of Jesus requires a significant amount of homiletical restraint. Our denominational desires tend to lean toward sermons that try

Baptismal Problems and Promises

Dear Working Preacher,

Apparently, baptism was always a problem.

The first time it was a problem was when Jesus came to be baptized by John. After all,

The Power of a Good Name

Dear Working Preacher,

Somewhere along the way -- I think in a college English literature class -- I remember a teacher saying that there are only seven