Craft of Preaching

Dear Working Preacher

The last time I contributed a “Dear Working Preacher” column, I insisted that sermons have to set [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Calling a Thing What It Actually Is

Do you know that Mahalia Jackson song, Rusty Old Halo? [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The New Math of the Kingdom of God

Thank you for the work you do to preach the [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Forgiveness Is at the Core

It was an astonishing thing to see. A young black man sat in the witness [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Seeing Nature through Children’s Eyes

Last Christmas my son, a school principal in Miami, announced [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Opening the Door to Reconciliation

In 2019, Jia Tolentino (staff writer at The New Yorker) [...]

Gospel Joy: Preaching Time after Pentecost in Year A (Part 2)

Preaching in these strange times [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Security or Stumbling Block?

“From this moment on …” This phrase has richer meaning for some of your listeners [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Preacher as Liberator

We preach to set people free. Freedom is the hallmark of the Christian message. We [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Trying Not to Be a Hero

Early in my college career I took an introductory music history course. On the first day of [...]