Craft of Preaching

Dear Working Preacher
This Far by Faith

Apocalyptic themes fascinate, confuse, and rebuff us. Almost everyone who comes to worship this week will have [...]

Stay Awake: Preaching Advent in Year A

Ed. note: This is the first in a six-part series. [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Be Present and Engaged

It’s a good week to read Haggai. It may or may not be a good week to [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Pausing to Grieve

What a month to come through as we turn toward All Saints Day, dear Working Preachers. Some [...]

Sermon Development
Preaching in the Year of Matthew (RCL Year A 2019-2020)

Preaching through the year of [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Other People’s Prayers

Imagine if you could hear the prayers of people in your congregation. Of course, sometimes [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Imagining Leadership

Isaiah 11 (December 8) imagines several qualities of wise leadership: wisdom and understanding, council (or strategic thinking) [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Taking the Fork in the Road

Thanks for preaching the Word, in season and out of season—steadfast, immovable, always abounding in [...]

Dear Working Preacher
An Attitude of Gratitude

One of the things I practiced as a parent, and hoped to instill as a habit, was [...]

Dear Working Preacher
How Long, O Lord?

I know it is the custom in this column to focus on the Gospel text, but this [...]