Dear Working Preacher

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Dear Working Preacher
A Parable of Lost Chickens

As I write this, I’m sitting in the middle of a pile of boxes and [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
No Turning Back

While I’m writing this post, “quiet quitting” is the Internet’s fascination and furor of the moment. As [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Be Present at Our Tables

Dear Working Preachers, What’s your hook this week? Will it be a clickbait styled one liner: Seduced [...]

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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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Dear Working Preacher
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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Dear Working Preacher
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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Dear Working Preacher
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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Dear Working Preacher
Called Together

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