Dear Working Preacher

“These are written so that you may come to believe/continue to believe…” What does your translation say? [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Just Justice

So, just how should we define justice? While this story from Luke is most certainly a commending [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Rhythms of Faith

See, return, praise, worship, give thanks, get up, and go. What if we imagined, if only for [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Increments of Faith

One of the hardest things about being a teacher of preachers is that I don’t serve a [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Your Faith Has Saved You

“Your faith has saved you.” As one of my dear friends is fond of saying, “Put that [...]

Beyond Faith

First Corinthians 13 is a breath-taking bit of writing. Unfortunately, we have typecast this chapter as a [...]

Sermon Development
Preach Like an Artist

“A flower is relatively small,” Georgia O’Keeffe once wrote. “Everyone has many associations with a flower — [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Storied Stones

“What large stones and what large buildings?” If you have ever been to the Holy Land, you [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Nature of Faith

What is the nature of faith? That’s kind of what Jesus is asking the disciples with his [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A Life in Parables

Parables — they’re not just for Jesus anymore. The reality is, our lives are full of parables, [...]