Craft of Preaching

Worship

It's not just about the sermon -- preaching is part of the larger liturgical context of worship.

Designing the Mystery

This is the first installment in a series on worship and preaching. To tell you the truth, I’m not interested in giving preaching help for seasonal

Preaching the Easter Vigil

We gather in old and new ways, and in new and old ways, holding vigil and celebrating Easter. We gather as our forefathers and -mothers of the faith have

Proclamation in Advent: Full-throated and Soulful

This article is the final in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Proclamation in Advent: Reading Isaiah with Strength

This article is the third in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Proclamation in Advent: Reading the Epistle with Heart

This article is the second in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

Proclamation in Advent: Words that Do Not Fall to the Ground

This article is the first in a four-part series for those who read Scripture in worship (or those who help prepare lectors). Watch the accompanying videos

"I Couldn't Hear a Thing"

A very elderly gentleman greeted me at the end of the service with a smile and a compliment. “Wonderful, wonderful sermon, pastor!”

We had

Five Questions for your Kids’ Sermon

How do you help a 4-year-old better understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

One clear way a 4-year-old experiences the love of Jesus is “through the

Preaching Moment 306: Yvette Flunder on the Word in Worship

Yvette Flunder reflects on the central place of the preached word within the worship service and describes the "circle-dance" of interaction between the

Preaching Moment 299: Eric Elnes on Worship and its Function

Eric Elnes reflects on the place of the sermon in the context of the worship service and explores worship's purpose of opening people up to the Spirit.

Preaching Moment 292: Eric Elnes on the Sermon in Worship

Eric Elnes shares his understanding of the place of the sermon in the worship service and advocates for broadening the focus of worship from the sermon

River Sunday: Preaching Season of Creation Week 4

Editor's Note: WorkingPreacher.org published commentaries that correspond with the readings for Season of Creation 2014: Series A (The

Wilderness Sunday: Preaching Season of Creation Week 3

Editor's Note: Each week in August WorkingPreacher.org will publish commentaries that correspond with the readings for Season of 

Pulpit Inventory

I’ve always been fascinated by words. Words shape ideas, so much that a seemingly innocuous phrasing choice can seriously, and sometimes permanently,

Land Sunday: Preaching Season of Creation Week 2

Editor's Note: Each week in August WorkingPreacher.org will publish commentaries that correspond with the readings for Season of Creation 2014: