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

January 23, 2005 - The Long Search

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew We are in the season of the Epiphany, meaning “manifestation” or “revelation” of Christ. The Christ is not something that we… read more

January 16, 2005 - Behold the Lamb of God

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John John reports Jesus’ baptism in a different way from the other gospels. In John’s account, John the Baptist twice says, “I myself did not know… read more

January 9, 2005 - No Partiality

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Acts At first glance, today’s text from Acts 10 has little to do with the baptism of Jesus. A baptism has just occurred, a very controversial baptism, the… read more

January 2, 2005 - The Search

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew The Episcopalians designate Matthew 2:1-12 for their gospel on the second Sunday after Christmas. The Revised Common Lectionary has this text designated for… read more
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