May 29, 2005 - Tale of Two Houses

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew Matthew is a gospel with an ethic. Matthew depicts Jesus as a great ethical teacher, someone who loves his disciples enough to tell them what he expects of… read more

May 22, 2005 - Holy, Holy, Holy

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew Go ahead and admit it: many of us preachers are nervous about Trinity Sunday. The Trinity is a complex, thick doctrine. The greatest minds of the church have… read more

May 15, 2005 - The Conversation

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Acts Our chief text on this Pentecost is, as usual, Acts 2. “Jews from every nation under heaven,” had gathered in one place. Then there was a rush of… read more

May 8, 2005 - Change of Focus

By William H. Willimon, Roger Lovette
Encountering Acts The book of Acts ends with the great word, unhindered. Some translate it as “without hindrance” (Acts: 28:31). We are told that this God whom we… read more

May 1, 2005 - Love Is Obedience

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John At the table, Jesus does some of his most significant teaching. Here, at the table, we are gathered with Jesus for his most extended instruction in the Gospel of … read more

The role of preaching in a growing church

By Dan Wunderlich
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode… read more

The new ministry strategy: show up

By David Staal
Loneliness is a large and growing problem. God said in Genesis 2 that it’s not good to be alone, and that truth remains unchanged. Data continues to pile up that proves… read more

Answer the 'So What?'

By Adam Hamilton
The professor of my college preaching class told the story of an old preacher who came to realize that his preaching was having little impact. He recognized that while his… read more

Why read Scripture? Modern illness, premodern cure

By Clifton Stringer
To understand why a Christian ought desire to read, kiss, taste and drink the words of Scripture is to transcend the terms under which we live and speak in modernity. To show why… read more

April 24, 2005 - "I Am . . ."

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John “I am in the Father and the Father is in me,” says Jesus in today’s gospel. This is one of the many “I am” statements of Jesus in… read more

April 17, 2005 - The Door

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John Today’s assigned text is very typical of the Gospel of John. It is full of metaphors, images, whereby Christ is represented to his followers. Jesus speaks… read more

January 30, 2005 - The Real World

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew “You have heard it said. . . . But I say to you . . .” “The trouble with you preachers is that you are always talking about something so far … read more
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