Craft of Preaching

Now Is the Time

Be careful with this one, Dear Working Preachers. The story of Mary and Martha in Luke’s Gospel has been subject to feats of hermeneutical acrobatics

Preaching Under Pressure

Preaching regularly is a grind. But what about preaching under pressure?

Picture this:

Sunday. About 15 minutes after the last worship of the day has

Advent Time

Happy Advent, Dear Working Preachers! A new church year. A new Gospel. A new start.

I have always found it interesting that the new church year begins

Timely Matters

“It was about four o'clock in the afternoon.” I have always been curious about this detail, but have never quite known what to do with it. I

Preaching Moment 266: Michael Curry

Michael Curry commends the practice of taking a "study day" as a source of creativity.

Visions and Raspberries and Redemption

It turns out that the center of the Milky Way might smell like rum and taste a bit like raspberries. Ethyl formate, one of the molecules that gives raspberries

Preaching Moment 260: Michael Curry

Michael Curry on using a study day as a source of creativity.

A Promise That's Easy to Overlook

Dear Working Preacher,

There’s an audacity to today’s Gospel reading that’s easy to miss. But if you listen closely and read between