Dear Working Preacher

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Dear Working Preacher
Prophetic Singing

During the deadly blizzards in Buffalo last December, one man whose life was in peril from the [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
How Not to Be Shaken

To have this week’s texts before me, it might seem an odd choice to write on the [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Good News Delivers Us

Dear Working Preacher, A belated and blessed New Year and Epiphany to you. And thank you for [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Beloved of God

To be truly and deeply loved is perhaps the most profound experience that all people long for, [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Watch What Happens

When Christians ponder the last leg of Advent and the arrival at Christmas, generally it’s Luke’s time [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Advent Perception

What makes biblical preaching so powerful (and sometimes so controversial) is its capacity to reconfigure a congregation’s [...]

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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 [...]