Martin Luther

Rejoice: The Light Has Come
Dear Working Preacher
Rejoice and Bear Witness

As always, thank you for what you do—preaching the strange, grace-bearing, kingdom-creating word of the gospel of [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Calling a Thing What It Actually Is

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

Dear Working Preacher
Taking Refuge in the Goodness of God

The term “refuge” rings uniquely true in today’s world. Under [...]

Worship
Extraordinary Light: Preaching Christmas and Epiphany in Year A

Preaching happens in a liturgical [...]

Worship
Stay Awake: Preaching Advent in Year A

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

Worship
Where Am ‘I’ in the Sermon?

Every preacher has his or her own personal anxiety dream. [...]

Theology and Interpretation
God’s Open Hand

Several weeks of Gospel texts this summer read John 6, beginning with the story of Jesus’ feeding [...]

Columnist
Preaching about Sin and Forgiveness

Two brief stories illustrate the difficulty of preaching about sin [...]

Preaching Series
Preaching the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (in 8 Parts)

Listen to the accompanying podcast [...]

Columnist
Provoking a Response

In seminary, I was given two contradictory bits of advice regarding sermons: Your job is to proclaim. [...]