Craft of Preaching

Preaching Moment 333: Craig Barnes on Preaching in a Cross-cultural Setting

M. Craig Barnes shares how to preach in a cross-cultural congregation: "If the congregation itself is multicultural and you are the pastor of it, then you're

Choice Temptations

It is tempting to make Jesus’ temptation something that it is not. And, it is tempting to make Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness the only

Andrew Foster Connors 332: On Preaching the Old Testament

Andrew Foster Connor, Senior Pastor of the Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md., emphasizes on the importance of preaching and

Preaching Moment 330: M. Craig Barnes on the Courage to Preach

The Rev. M. Craig Barnes believes that preaching is a holy calling that a preacher responds to. "The best reason to be afraid is not that you are going

Preaching in Interesting Times

There is supposedly an old Chinese curse that goes: “May you live in interesting times.”

We certainly live in interesting times, and it often

Preaching Moment 329: Michael Curry on the Courage to Preach

Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, gives advise to preachers who may feel discouraged to preach because of their inadequacies. No

Preaching Moment 326: Otis Moss III on Preaching like MLK Jr.

Dr. Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, said, "I think all of us should have prophetic proclivities. You may not see yourself

Feed Me!: What I Long to Hear from My Pew, Wheelchair, and Hospital Bed

I have spent the better part of the last 35 years trying to become a better preacher. I would try to impress my homiletics professors and fellow seminary

Preaching 1 Corinthians through Epiphany

The star that led the sages to the Christ child was at once part of the natural world and a wonder. The weeks after the Epiphany call us to notice the wonder

How Deep Is Your Bench? The Importance of Preaching with a Sixth Woman (or Man)

For this column today, I’d like to take the chance to introduce you to our Sixth Woman.

Anyone who knows me even slightly should already be raising

Preaching Moment 324: Otis Moss III on Preaching Economics

Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, said: "Frank Thomas said that sermons are born when there is a collision between life

Naming the Name of Jesus

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”

This saying, attributed (apocryphally) to St. Francis, has become popular in

Now It’s Up to Us

The future of environmental well-being seemed hopeful last year to many in faith communities, with the publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato

Notes from the Field: Elections, Bulldozers, and Grief

Anybody here feel like a bulldozer has run over you a few times lately?

If so, you’re probably in a context that’s dealing with the U.S. presidential

Preaching on Reformation: Global, Ecumenical, Ongoing

This coming Reformation Day, October 31, 2016, is different from many others. On this day, we launch into the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation culminating