Craft of Preaching

Preaching Moment 311: Lauren Winner on Personal Stories

Lauren Winner shares her thought process on using personal stories in the pulpit and relates the craft of preaching to communal prayer.

"Each year, preaching

A Vision Check-Up

“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

Another grand and glorious verse from John, a Gospel filled to the brim with pithy phrases that end up in contexts

Preaching Moment 295: Yvette Flunder on Authenticity in Preaching

Yvette Flunder advocates for transparency and authenticity in the pulpit by encouraging preachers to draw from their personal experiences and vulnerabilities

Preaching Moment 292: Eric Elnes on the Sermon in Worship

Eric Elnes shares his understanding of the place of the sermon in the worship service and advocates for broadening the focus of worship from the sermon

Birds, Thorns, and Other Surprising Responses to God’s Word

Dear Working Preachers,

The “Word of God” is an elusive and complicated topic, isn’t it? What comes to mind for people in the pews when