Craft of Preaching

The Spiritual Echo Chamber

In trying to explain the rash of abysmal election predictions by media pundits, political analysts offered the concept of the “echo chamber.”

Godly Play and Preaching the Story

The Purpose of Preaching
We preach to help people “discover a presence at the edge of [their] being,” to use a phrase from Jerome Berryman, the

A Very Rare Flower

“As we continue to watch the regrowth, nature’s ability to recover after a fire is truly amazing and worth emulating. I challenge you to go

Sundays Happen

“Sundays Happen” is a monthly column where we can playfully and thoughtfully wrestle with the realities of the process and practice of proclaiming

This Is My Body, Preached for You

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
The Word did not become flesh and dwell behind a pulpit.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the use of

Preaching Moment 261: Mary Hinkle Shore

Mary Hinkle Shore talks about what it means for a preacher to "show up for work."

Preaching on Illness: Healing Services (Part 2 of 2)

Why healing services? And what makes preaching at healing services different?

Worship services addressing illness and its corollary -- the desire for possible