Craft of Preaching

Worship

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

Forest Sunday: Preaching Season of Creation Week 1

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

A New Pentecost? A Season of Social Media

Lent. A time for self-reflection, austerity, and somber music. A time to put away the alleluias and remember Jesus’ road to Calvary. A time for selfies

Social Media Sunday: Pull Out Your Smartphones

Worship at the church I serve was a little different a few months ago. Pastors and parishioners were “checking in” to Facebook on their phones

Worship Is About More Than Personal Preferences

I would love to install a policy that anyone who uses the words “I like” or “I don’t like” in regards to worship must put

Preaching the Easter Vigil: Notes on an ancient sermon

The Vigil of Easter is just what it says: a vigil. At the Vigil, we remember that Jesus is dead, gone “to crush hell underfoot,” as the old

Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey': Start by Asking, 'What's Lent for?' (Part 2 of 2)

In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson takes liturgical lemons and attempts to make theological lemonade. Jacobson takes a personal quirk -- the fact

Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey': The Train Has Left the Station (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of two essays, Rolf Jacobson takes liturgical lemons and attempts to make theological lemonade. Jacobson takes a personal quirk -- the fact

Advent vs. Christmas: Music and More

To sing, or not to sing? At this time of year, that’s always the preacher’s (and worship planner’s) question.

You all know the argument:

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Preaching Moment 277: Barbara Brown Taylor

Barbara Brown Taylor says preachers get the best of the worship service, and asks that as they bring their reflections forward, they acknowledge and be

Feast Day of St. Francis

Editor's Note: Each week in August WorkingPreacher.org published commentaries that correspond with the readings for Season of Creation 2013: Series C (Wisdom

For the Life of the World: Season of Creation Week 4

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God in the Storm: Season of Creation Week 3

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Born Wild: Season of Creation Week 2

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The Living Ocean: Season of Creation Week 1

Editor's Note: Each week in August WorkingPreacher.org will publish commentaries that correspond with the readings for Season of Creation 2013: Series C