Crafting a sermon is much like any other creative process. It involves a lot of time and research. Writing and re-writing. It also involves travelling down a lot of imaginative roads and seeing where particular lines of thought lead. What happens when you consider a particular text from different perspectives? Do you parse a particular noun as a genitive or a dative? Where do you go when you look at the Scriptures in the context of world events (or local events for that matter)? Where have other preachers gone ...