Artists and Preachers

Sarah Henrich Figure 2 – back to article Mosaic from Capella Palatina (Palermo) St. Paul preaching. www.thejoyofshards.co.uk/visits/sicily/palatina Figure 3 – back to article Statue of Saint Paul in Saint Paul Cathedral garden, London. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:London_Statue Figure 4 – back to article St. Paul in front of St. Peter’s, Rome. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Saint_Paul Figure 5 – back to article … Continue reading “Artists and Preachers”

Preaching from a Manuscript is Not Heresy

Tom Teichmann I have a recurring nightmare in which I am in a courtroom on trial. The prosecution and defense lawyers have presented their closing statements eloquently and passionately. And then the judge pronounces judgment. “Guilty! Guilty of preaching straight from a manuscript!” The crowd cheers and the guards drag me out to my punishment–non-stop … Continue reading “Preaching from a Manuscript is Not Heresy”

Praying the Text

Tom Rogers Let’s face it. Preachers can sometimes experience a good deal of pressure to get that next sermon ready. Why We Sometimes Fail to Pray the Text It is easy to hurriedly approach a sermon text asking, “Okay. What’s there to preach here?” We sometimes start by thinking about what can say in the … Continue reading “Praying the Text”

Praying the Text

Tom Rogers Let’s face it. Preachers can sometimes experience a good deal of pressure to get that next sermon ready. Why We Sometimes Fail to Pray the Text It is easy to hurriedly approach a sermon text asking, “Okay. What’s there to preach here?” We sometimes start by thinking about what can say in the … Continue reading “Praying the Text”