Notes from the Field

Theology and Interpretation
Sanctuary, the Bible, and Clarification

Over the summer, you may have heard in news and [...]

Sermon Development
Preaching While White

Living in Atlanta, Georgia, has challenged this Midwesterner in many ways. Pollen, for one! Even more, experiencing [...]

Sermon Development
Being Yourself vs. Using Yourself

I was recently gifted a copy of the sarcastic, crude, [...]

Sermon Development
Preaching “Praises”

We get the name “Psalms” from the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible: the word psalmos roughly [...]

Sermon Development
Preach like Jacob? Times When It’s Good to Limp

I have a confession: I have had the tendency, throughout [...]

Sermon Development
Preaching to Grads

Graduate Recognition Sunday. Just the mention is enough to give you THE SHIVERS,[1] isn’t it? Not for [...]

Sermon Development
When Safe Spaces Become Toxic Places (Part 2 of 2)

“For those of us preachers [...]

Sermon Development
A Preacher’s Case for Safe Space

“Definition of safe space: a place (as on a college campus) intended [...]

Sermon Development
Give Them a Story

The story of God’s love incarnate in Jesus Christ is often referred to as the greatest story [...]

Sermon Development
The False Comfort of Agreement

Pause for a second before you start reading. Stop. Think. [...]