Papal Preaching and the Pandemic

This post continues a series of essays on preaching from the perspective of lay people. Previous entries may be found here. By Neil Dhingra Perhaps the most haunting photographs from this “Time of the Vir... Read More...

Preaching amidst Coronavirus

This post continues a series of essays on preaching written by lay people. Other installments may be found here. By Hannah Matis A small lifetime ago — can it really have been only a month? — I was thinki... Read More...

No Other Story: Preaching as Catechesis

This is the first in a series of essays on preaching written by lay people. By Caleb Congrove About five years ago, I wrote a little essay about preaching. That piece weighed in on a conversation that had emerged between several other contributors, all o... Read More...

Reading Scripture Well (Part 2)

In the broadest sense, figural reading is a long-term visa and a rail-pass rolled up into one, that opens up pathways across the extraordinary terrain of the Bible, in a way that includes all reality.  

Inhabiting a Strange New World

How might we make use of spiritual exegesis and the “fourfold sense” in our proclamation of the Bible’s strange new world?

Interpreting a Strange New World

Rather than acting as a signpost to the strange new world of Scripture, the sermon all-too-often obstructs our view of the Bible’s terrain. We have lost sight of the strange; our pews remain fixed in the familiar.

Of Pulpits and Preaching

The dignity of the pulpit, whether it is centrally located or off to one side, reflects the importance of the preaching office in the life of the Church.