Craft of Preaching

A Life-Changing Epiphany

I began this column sitting on a plane on my way to the Holy Land (not California). This is my second trip leading a group of students and alums from Luther

Hands and Feet of Christ? Overrated.

We’ve all heard the saying that we are supposed to be the hands and feet of Christ. We know that it’s a reminder that together we serve as Christ’s

Embodied Epiphanies

I love this miracle -- not just because I live in Minnesota and wish I could perform such a sign on Sundays when my wine rack is empty and I’d like

How to Embody Scripture: Soulful Proclamation (4 of 4)

Final in a four-part series of videos on how to embody Scripture in worship

In this fourth video, Sam Bardwell demonstrates how to proclaim Scripture

Proclamation in Advent: Full-throated and Soulful

This article is the final in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

How to Embody Scripture: Strength from God (3 of 4)

Third in a four-part series of videos on how to embody Scripture in worship

In the third video, Sam Bardwell demonstrates how to proclaim Scripture with

Proclamation in Advent: Reading Isaiah with Strength

This article is the third in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Advent Expectations

“The people were filled with expectation” (Luke 3:15).

What are your expectations? Do you expect to be safe? Do you expect more than a week

How to Embody Scripture: Reading from the Heart (2 of 4)

Second in a four-part series of videos on how to embody Scripture in worship

In the second video, Sam Bardwell demonstrates how to proclaim Scripture from

Proclamation in Advent: Reading the Epistle with Heart

This article is the second in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

The Being of Salvation

“All flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Well, that depends.

The criteria we set in place for a claim like this makes for a rather large

How to Embody Scripture: Verbal Volleys (1 of 4)

First in a four-part series of videos on how to embody Scripture in worship

In this 10-minute video, Sam Bardwell demonstrates how to read Bible passages

Proclamation in Advent: Words that Do Not Fall to the Ground

This article is the first in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Why Advent?

Oh my, Working Preachers. This text from Luke? At this time? In these circumstances? Too many people will hear Jesus’ words as those that predict

Questions About the Resurrection

Dear Working Preacher,

 

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the resurrection is all the rage these days. Or, perhaps more accurately,