Craft of Preaching

Alpha and Omega

It is the first Sunday of the New Year. For most households in the Western world, Christmas lights have been put away, the tree stowed until next year or

Manna Again

The Gospel of John is a dangerous book. In the hands of those who need or want a God who chooses sides, a God they can control, a God who excludes, a God

Matthew and Mark and Mysteries

We are in Advent, and a new church year is beginning.

We have scoured and scraped ourselves through the book of Matthew with all its blessings and gnashings

Preaching from Mark's Gospel: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Regarding the Gospels, many lectionary preachers may approach Year B in the Revised Common Lectionary with less than uplifted hearts. Gone are Matthew’s