Craft of Preaching

Panic before Pulpit, Every Time

Preaching at its best must cultivate a relationship with panic. That is to say, preaching takes trust, and trust is scary.

My typical week as a preacher

A “Come to Jesus” Moment

Dear Working Preachers,

“Who do you say that the Son of Man is?”

If this question doesn’t strike the fear of God in you, well, I am

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

A More Important Question

Dear Working Preacher,

We are close, now, to the end. For the last five weeks we have traced Jesus steps toward the cross and this Sunday we reach the

The Value of a Good Question

Dear Working Preacher,

I'm going to keep this short: questions are our friends.

Seem simple? Sure it is, yet somehow the disciples still missed it. At

God, Caesar, and the Power of a Good Question

Dear Working Preacher,

Let me re-introduce you to three of the most powerful words in the world. Now, I know what you're thinking, and while "I love you"

The Hardest Question

Dear Working Preacher,

If you could only ask God one question, what would it be? Perhaps more importantly, if the people in your congregation could only