Craft of Preaching

Rebooting Your Translation

A recent State Farm commercial depicts how a shift in context can dramatically change the meanings of words: “Is this my car?!”—with joy,

Preaching Moment 327: Otis Moss III on Preaching Mark 5

Otis Moss III discusses how to approach Mark 5 "from the underground up" when preaching, raising existential, theological and biblical questions.

"Who

In the Wilderness

“In the wilderness” -- a potentially overlooked setting for the prophetic tidings of our dear friend John the Baptist. We are usually eager

Enabling the One Great Preacher to Preach: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Homiletician Part 4

This is the fourth article in a series. See Part 3.

The one great preacher in history, I would contend, is the church. And the first business of the individual

Preaching Moment 315: Luke Powery on Preaching and Culture

Luke Powery explores the way that text and context relate in the sermon, advocating for fusing the biblical world and our world without judgment.

"When

Preaching Moment 310: Yvette Flunder on Selecting Texts

Yvette Flunder describes how she selects texts for her sermons, beginning with the situations of her hearers and moving to the biblical witness.

"Oftentimes

Preaching Moment 300: Yvette Flunder on Sermon Inspiration

Yvette Flunder shares the need of the preacher to pay attention to the context and listen for the inspirational "hook" that comes from God.

"I want to

Preaching Moment 289: Anthony Bailey on Preaching the Everyday

Anthony Bailey emphasizes the importance of paying attention, weaving elements of everyday life into the texts to create a sermon that speaks from a particular