Pulpit Magic

A young woman came into my office yesterday, terrified. I don’t know much about her background. She [...]

Social Media and Preaching: Some Dos and Don’ts (Part 2 of 2)

In my previous article, I [...]

Social Media and Preaching: A Primer (Part 1 of 2)

Discussions about social media — [...]

Preach What You Know

I’m reading a novel by a best-selling author that reminds me of one of the cardinal rules [...]

The Footwasher’s Hall of Fame

I hate being wrong. I really hate being wrong in [...]

Memory Aid

If Christian traditions exist to help us remember things that should never be forgotten, such as the [...]

Sermon Development
Preaching Joy in Times of Conflict

It would sure be nice if the climate in our [...]

First, Do No Harm

I recently attended a funeral service for a young person whose parents I know. The service was [...]

Theology and Interpretation
To Whom Do You Think You Are Preaching?

Listening to a sermon, I form a portrait of myself. [...]

Theology and Interpretation
New “Holy Days for Justice” Add Breadth and Depth to Preaching

The Revised Common Lectionary is [...]