Sermons That Resound

Catherine Robinson Back in the late Mesozoic era, when I was in seminary, my preaching professor told me, “You need to learn to write for the ear, not for the eye.” “Well, phooey!” I thought. “How do I do that?” So I kept plugging along, preparing the best sermons I could, and often feeling as … Continue reading “Sermons That Resound”

Preaching Christmas, Year C

Melinda Quivik A worshipping community that has been singing the gorgeous Advent hymns for the last four weeks and holding back on the Christmas hymns will find its ears and hearts thrilled to soar at last in “Joy to the World” with the angels from the realms of glory announcing the birth in that little … Continue reading “Preaching Christmas, Year C”

A Promise Big Enough to Save Us

David Lose Dear Working Preacher,  Thank you, thank you, thank you! First, of course, for your faithful ministry. But also for your support of this website, support that makes it possible for us to continue furnishing working preachers around the globe with resources that are fresh, faithful, and free. Thank you. Now, to the passage … Continue reading “A Promise Big Enough to Save Us”

Learning to Tell Time

David Lose Dear Working Preacher, You know what they say: timing is everything. Whether it’s telling a joke, making a dramatic entrance in a stage show, or popping the question, timing is everything. When the timing is right, people laugh at your joke, gasp at your entrance, or smile radiantly in response to your proposal. … Continue reading “Learning to Tell Time”