The entire name of the cohort is The Preacher as Artist – the Sermon as Collage. These five ministers, of four denominations and five states, are pursuing the analogies between the preacher and the working artist, both of whom shape an idea and a message from an honest place within, and then publicly unveil it. Using the metaphor of collage, they are exploring their sermons using collage-element descriptors. What is the canvas, i.e., the background-setting? What are the scraps, fragments and pieces of material, i.e., the scripture, personal narrative, the hymn connections? What are the colors, i.e., justice, or eschatology, or exegesis? Through readings, discussions, recordings of story-telling, and collage-making, they are encouraging each other to open to the creativity of the sermon.