Craft of Preaching

Resurrection is Promise

I don’t know about you, but I am rather weary of empty promises. You know what I mean -- those expressed by political candidates, those uttered by

God's Covenant with All Creatures

Sometimes a comfortably well-trodden path becomes a rut. When our interpretive wheels become stuck in it, we may misread important passages.

God’s

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

The Oddly Comforting World of Saint Matthew

Preaching is little things carrying big things. It’s all about figuring out how to tell the story of Christ; this weighty promise on our transitory

A Sure and Certain Promise

Dear Working Preacher,

As I opened WorkingPreacher.org this week to review the readings and commentary for this coming Sunday, two things struck me. The

The Heart of the Matter

Dear Working Preacher,

I suspect that you, like I, know at least one person who doesn't need to read the Bible because he or she already knows what's in