Preaching Moment 347: Luke Powery on Preaching in a Spiritual Mode

Preaching in a spiritual mode, as the Rev. Luke Powery puts it, is preaching with an awareness of the spiritual, homiletical tradition, with the way we read scripture, the embedded theology, the attention to human suffering as in importance of community, and the notion of God.

Preaching in a spiritual mode starts with the prayer of a preacher to the Holy Spirit to come and bless the speaking and the hearing of the sermon, so that it might be a spiritual moment; it is the encounter with God — experiencing life in the midst of our sorrow.