Craft of Preaching

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Dear Working Preacher
God Is Not Finished with Us Yet

The Third Sunday of Advent, which we celebrate this week, [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
A Season for Truth Telling

It’s easy to think of Advent as the leisurely, candle-lit path to Christmas. Coming on [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
An Apocalyptic Advent

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling rather apocalyptic these days. Totally resonating with the first [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
What Are You Waiting For?

Now what? Another church year has told its story, taking us from anticipating the Christ, [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Find Refuge in the Face of Hostility

It is that time of year. Congregations, publishing houses, camps, [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Mourn Loss, Proclaim Faith

On an All Saints Sunday many years ago, I happened to be preaching at the [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Holy Spirit Reformation

On texts for Oct. 31, 2021 | Reformation Sunday Dear Working Preacher, A blessed Reformation to you—and [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Preachers as Social Poets: Reflections on Pope Francis’ message

The social poet “creates hope [...]

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Los predicadores como poetas sociales: Reflexiones sobre el mensaje del Papa Francisco

El poeta social crea “esperanza [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Imagine God’s World

The long career of environmental lawyer James Gustave Speth has taken him into governmental and [...]