Craft of Preaching

The Widow's Might

Before you hold up the widow in Mark 12:41-44 as the ultimate example of generosity during this stewardship season. Before you suggest that her donation

For All The Saints

Dear Working Preachers, again this week I am going to straddle two Sundays, All Saints Sunday and the 24th Sunday after Pentecost. Because the brief passage

A Hyperbolic Homiletic

If it sounds like Jesus is coming down hard on the disciples, well, it should.

We have a tendency not to like this Jesus, this Jesus who seems to mean

In Between Spaces

If you have already listened to Sermon Brainwave for this week, then you probably know what I am going to say right out of the gate -- add verses 70-71

Holy Conversation

Wow. It sure doesn’t take long to go from grumbling to arguing, from complaining to quarreling. And it seems it doesn’t take much, either. I

Being Fed

I know what you’re thinking, Dear Working Preachers. Five weeks of John 6. The bane of a preacher’s existence. Wishing you had taken a vacation,

Preaching Moment 344: Michael Curry on Bread of Life (John 6)

Michael Curry speaks on the challenges and opportunities of preaching through the Revised Common Lectionary summer series on John 6, the Bread of Life.

On Trusting

“The earth produces on its own.” Thank God, literally.

Every once in a while Jesus gives us a break -- a break from the demands of bringing