Craft of Preaching

Preaching Mark in Times of Strife (Part 2 of 2)

In the first article of this two-part series, the author discussed the apocalyptic tenor of the Gospel according to Mark and urged preachers to preach Mark

Preaching Mark in Times of Strife (Part 1 of 2)

Just in time. The Gospel according to Mark is about to arrive.

Perhaps, like me, you’re wondering how Mark will sound in the upcoming lectionary

Saying What We See

Reading Jesus’ words knowing that they could be the basis of a sermon the Sunday after Election Day in the United States gives me pause. The results

A Sure and Certain Promise

Dear Working Preacher,

As I opened WorkingPreacher.org this week to review the readings and commentary for this coming Sunday, two things struck me. The

A Promise Big Enough to Save Us

Dear Working Preacher, 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! First, of course, for your faithful ministry. But also for your support of this website,

The Undomesticated God

Dear Working Preacher,

Here we are again, looking at the first Sunday in Advent, the beginning of a new church year, and...another apocalyptic text. Which

Figgy Pudding and the End of the World

Dear Working Preacher,

I've got just two words to say about the apocalyptic passage Luke blesses us with this week: figgy pudding.

Seriously.

Anyone