Craft of Preaching

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Craft of Preaching
Unimaginable

There is a song in the musical “Hamilton” that always brings tears to my eyes. It’s the [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
To the Other Side

Despite humanity’s modern advances, storms remain terrifying and dangerous realities. A powerful monsoon can lash the earth [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Stick Around

Welcome back to the Gospel according to Mark, Working Preachers. When the lectionary reinserts us into Mark’s [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Good and Holy Words

I love a good theme. This affinity is something I have realized about myself during the pandemic. [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Gardens Alive

Where I live, it’s time to plant summer vegetables. The fig trees, eager to awaken early, have [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
The Newness of the Spirit

Dear Working Preacher, Thank you for all you do to preach the Word of God [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Be Like a Tree

My children are in the habit of asking, when they hear about a person in the news [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Rethinking Love

This week’s texts are all about love. But preaching about love can be extremely challenging in an [...]

Sprocket the German Shepherd
Dear Working Preacher
Shepherding

Most of what I know about shepherding I learned from Sprocket. He was a German Shepherd Dog [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Preach Wonder

There is a scene in the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Harry and [...]