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Preaching & Sermons

Reflections on the craft of preaching for lay and ordained preachers.

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Preaching to Know-it-alls and Picky Eaters

Being genuine communicates volumes

When Little Faith Is Enough

A sermon from the 2024 Festival of Homiletics

How to Get Useful Sermon Feedback

5 keys for success

The Hope of the Crucifixion

A symbol of a love so deep, so infinite, that it is almost terrifying to behold

De-Professionalizing Pastoral Identity?

On occupying time and being prophetic

Ashes to Go in a Drive Thru Culture

Paradox in practice

Everything I Knew about the Transfiguration Was Wrong

Making sense of this strange story in light of pilgrimage festivals

The Joys and Pitfalls of Being a Lay Preacher

Learning, wondering, and giving the good news

Bishop Curry’s “We Shall Overcome” Sermon

Preaching hope at the Festival of Homiletics

You Can’t Outrun the Relentless Grace of God

The serious theology at the heart of Jonah’s humor.

Life-Giving Sermon Prep

Approaches that benefit you AND your listeners

A Tale of Two Welcomes

Creating belonging when the worship leader is just visiting

Let the Word Speak to You First

Rest in God's word before you decide what you're going to say.

Of Ministry, Titles, and Stewards

Titles and the meaning behind them matter

Disruption and Imagination in God’s Economy

A sermon by Erin Weber-Johnson

Taste and See!

A sermon by Dr. Mark Tranvik