Craft of Preaching

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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 [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Crises Preaching

On texts for Oct. 17, 2021 | Ordinary 29 | RCL Year B It’s easy to chastise [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
The Story of the Rich Man Is … A Gift to Preachers?

On texts for Oct. 10, [...]