Dear Working Preacher

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Dear Working Preacher
Advent Preparation

Too often John the Baptist is treated like a problem to solve. Preachers feel pressure to apologize [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Advent Attentiveness

I don’t know who first thought of it, but it’s a stroke of genius and spiritual insight [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
A Holy Kingdom

Last Thursday I returned from leading a trip, the Women In Jesus’s Life, to Israel/Palestine—the Holy Land. [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Suffering Begone

One of my favorite recording artists is the singer-songwriter (and armchair theologian?) Josh Ritter. His music was [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Resurrection Perspective

Luke 20:27-38 comes in the narrative of Jesus’s final days in Jerusalem, where his ministry of bringing [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
An Ever-present Help in Trouble

When last I wrote to you, I was wrangling chickens [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Preaching with Humility and Compassion

“You Might Be Wrong”1 So said the sign over a [...]

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Weary Pilgrims in Exhausting Times

Dear Working Preacher, It’s been a long while since I’ve [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Seeing Our Neighbors

When I was in college, I studied abroad in a country where social and economic disparities were [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Life on the Other Side of Catastrophe

The paired Old Testament reading for this week sets us [...]