Craft of Preaching

Dear Working Preacher
Telling the Truth

The prophet Jeremiah got pretty tired of having to be the one to tell the truth. In [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Pure Gospel

As you know, Working Preacher, a sermon might do many things: inspire, challenge, inform, and even entertain [...]

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Saying Goodbye in the Sermon

There is an old adage that defines the only certainties in life as death and [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Followed by the Lord of All

Dear Working Preacher, Thank you for what you do to preach the gospel. Thank you [...]

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Preaching Series
Messy Ancestors for a Messy World: Year A Semi-continuous First Readings

Editor’s Note: This article provides [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Creeping Things, Innumerable

My friends, it is tick season here on the farm and so trips outside to [...]

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On Moral Complexity: The Preaching Veterans Need to Hear

I’ve been asked to comment [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Just Sit with Me

About once a month or so over morning coffee, I zoom with a former student who is [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
What Do These Stones Mean?

When I look at this week’s appointed lectionary texts, I have trouble seeing past all [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread, and Prayers

Dear Working Preacher, Alleluia, Christ [...]