Craft of Preaching

A Time for Accompaniment

If ever we needed John’s pneumatology, it’s now.

Into troubled hearts and heart-wrenching questions; into abandonment and loss; into despair

Taking Refuge in the Goodness of God

The term “refuge” rings uniquely true in today’s world. Under orders to “shelter in place,” many of us are reconfiguring our

The Road to Emmaus Feels Longer This Year

One of the cruelest aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is its power to deny people the opportunity to say final goodbyes to their loved ones.

For many victims,

Demanding that God Show Up

Well, here we are, dear Working Preacher, in the early days after Easter, having finished what one social media meme called “the Lentiest Lent [we]

For A Time Such as This

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

As ever, Working Preacher, thanks for preaching the good news of Easter in a Good Friday world. In a world

When the Earth Shakes

The parades have been canceled. Maybe some postponed. The palms have been placed in a corner or a closet—what to do with them now? And Holy Week?

Seeing God’s Faithfulness in the Face of Disaster

What a year we have had in the last week! Compelled to consider entirely new ways of “gathering” for corporate worship, we are inundated with

Coronavirus, John 9, and What the Church Is Doing Here Anyway

Charismatic and controversial throughout his ministry, the Jesus we meet in the Gospels has a way of rewiring people’s assumptions about how things