Melissa Matthes well understands both the political and the religious power of mourning.
Journalist John Archibald turns the spotlight on himself, his preacher father, and White Christians’ failures.
Usually it takes courage to preach Good Friday. This year, it will take courage to proclaim “He is risen!” on Easter morning.
It’s not easy to avoid the perception of a political motive.
Jerusha Matsen Neal writes for preachers who stand in the messy middle.
Will Willimon tells preachers to put aside sentimentality.
I might or might not be invited back. Either way, there’s no lasting harm.
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In Preaching Romans, a range of scholars present their perspectives in complementary ways.
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The answer, says Leah Schade, is about dialogue as much as any single sermon.
Poetry and fiction grant us glimpses of God.
Like good cooking, good preaching is local, idiosyncratic, and diverse.
Resurrection isn’t something we explain. It’s something we live and breathe.
How can preachers and listeners develop a practice of lingering with the text?