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 after Natural Disaster

David Lose Dear Working Preacher, [Editor’s Note: This article accompanies our special edition podcast Sermon Brainwave #99.] No doubt you’ve been overwhelmed by the news and images of the disaster in Haiti, as I have. The earthquake is being called the worst natural disaster there in two centuries. Thousands are dead, thousands more trapped, and … Continue reading “Preaching after Natural Disaster”

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”

The Transfiguration of Peter

David Lose Dear Working Preacher, Do you remember when you first felt called by God? That moment when you had an irresistible tug toward ministry? Over the years I’ve heard many preachers talk about it. For some a sense of call came early, for others it emerged over years of discernment. Some preachers responded eagerly, … Continue reading “The Transfiguration of Peter”