Craft of Preaching

Preaching + Complicated Relationships

When a new friend learns I’m an only child, they often assume my life is free from complications. I am an only child who made myself and the house

God's Pro Quo

My first reaction to the Gospel lesson this week was a movie memory: a scene from Silence of the Lambs, when Hannibal Lecter (the brilliant Anthony Hopkins)

The Relational God

Dear Working Preacher,

Our relationships matter to God.

Now, I’m guessing that it was rather easy for you to listen to that statement and more or

Money, Relationships, and Jesus' Most Confusing Parable

Dear Working Preacher,

 

If you’re not sure what to make of this parable, take some comfort -- I’m not sure Luke was either! Consider

Radical

Dear Working Preacher,

It may sound trite to say that I think Jesus is being radical in this week's portion of the Sermon on the Mount -- after all, isn't

God & Money

Dear Working Preacher,

Time to come clean. How many of you have preached a sermon about money without asking for any? I raise this question for three reasons.