preaching

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 [...]

Sermon Development
A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Pastor Walk into the Pulpit: What preachers can learn from stand-up comedians (Part 2 of 2)

Jerry Seinfeld said, “Being a [...]

Sermon Development
A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Pastor Walk into the Pulpit: What preachers can learn from stand-up comedians (Part 1 of 2)

What preachers do is more [...]

Sermon Development
The Spirit Catches You and You Run and Hide

The title to this article is a riff on the [...]

Columnist
Preaching Confirmation

One of my favorite confirmation texts is the story of Elisha succeeding Elijah in 2 Kings. The [...]

Sermon Development
How to Preach to Mikey (and His Parents)

Working Preachers, does this sound familiar: you’re wheeling your cart [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Holy Week Grace

You do not have to do it all. Did you hear that, Working Preachers? On this Palm/Passion [...]

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
Choose Your Lent

One week until Ash Wednesday, Dear Working Preachers. By now you have your Lenten theme chosen, sermons [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Need for Christmas Preaching

Dear Working Preachers, Why preach on Christmas? Why indeed? I [...]