Preaching in Interesting Times

There is supposedly an old Chinese curse that goes: “May [...]

Sermon Development
Feed Me!: What I Long to Hear from My Pew, Wheelchair, and Hospital Bed

I have spent the better [...]

Sermon Development
Preaching 1 Corinthians through Epiphany

The star that led the sages to the Christ child [...]

Sermon Development
How Deep Is Your Bench? The Importance of Preaching with a Sixth Woman (or Man)

For this column today, I’d [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Naming the Name of Jesus

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.” This saying, attributed (apocryphally) to St. [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Now It’s Up to Us

The future of environmental well-being seemed hopeful last year to many in faith communities, with the publication [...]

Sermon Development
Notes from the Field: Elections, Bulldozers, and Grief

Anybody here feel like a [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching on Reformation: Global, Ecumenical, Ongoing

This coming Reformation Day, October [...]

Designing the Mystery

This is the first installment in a series on worship and preaching. To tell you the truth, [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Durable Faith

Jesus’ commandment to love God, others, and self seems like an easy message to convey. People want, [...]