Craft of Preaching

Naked No More

This past week I taught the Core 1 course in Luther Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching program. The Core 1 course is the first class

Falling from Graces

“She fell from their graces into her truth.” This quote appeared last week on my Facebook newsfeed. I love quotes. And there’s a reason


Dear Working Preacher,


I remember an English professor somewhere along the way saying there are only seven or eight great themes in literature

Come As You Are

Dear Working Preacher,

This week's gospel reading is perfect for all the people who don't have it all together. Now, I know what you may be thinking: that

What's in a Name?

Dear Working Preacher,

I suspect that when I mention how powerful names are, many of us flee back to junior high in our imaginations. You remember -- 6th