Craft of Preaching

Other People's Prayers

Imagine if you could hear the prayers of people in your congregation.

Of course, sometimes you can, assuming the person offering them is part of a committee

Reformers In Our Midst

“Take courage, get up, he is calling you.”

Whether you are preaching this Sunday on Bartimaeus or with a Reformation celebration in mind, this

Freedom and Obligation

Dear Working Preachers, happy 500th Anniversary of the Reformation for some of you! And for others, happy 21st Sunday after Pentecost! Given those most

Preaching on Reformation: Global, Ecumenical, Ongoing

This coming Reformation Day, October 31, 2016, is different from many others. On this day, we launch into the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation culminating

No More Silence

“Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly.” Thank God. Literally. Bartimaeus won’t be told to shut up.

Bartimaeus, Luther, and the Failed Reformation

Dear Working Preacher,

What would you do if you couldn't fail? What would you endeavor, dare, or try? What mission would you attempt, what venture would