Dear Working Preacher

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Dear Working Preacher
Sabbath Healing, Sabbath Rest

Our texts for this week speak of healing—physical healing, spiritual healing, societal healing. I hope [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Following the Faithful One

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that [...]

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Our Caregiver God

In the semicontinuous lectionary this week, we see once again that the prophet Hosea knows his way [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Persistently Dancing for Hours

Luke fills his Gospel with images of persistence: Widows appealing [...]

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Equipped for Holy Work

In Amos 8, the semi-continuous lectionary’s Old Testament reading for this week, economic power-brokers in ancient Israel [...]

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Tell the Story Slant

It might seem advantageous that this Sunday’s text is about an exchange between a lawyer and God’s [...]

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Called Together

The news lately here in the United States (apologies to our many international readers) has been full [...]

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An Incarnational Calling

In Luke 9, Samaritan villagers make it clear that Jerusalem-bound Jesus is unwelcome among them. James and [...]

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A Glimpse of What God Yet Will Do

Republicans won’t budge on guns. And women and children are [...]

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A Life of Promise

When folks complain to me about how violent the Old Testament is, I first like to remind [...]