Dear Working Preacher

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Dear Working Preacher
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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Dear Working Preacher
A Glimpse of What God Yet Will Do

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

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Dear Working Preacher
A Life of Promise

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

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Dear Working Preacher
A Defiant Hope

Last June, almost a year ago, we planted a cherry tree in our back yard. It was [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Discernment in Times of Disruption

So much of our lives as Christian leaders involves discernment. [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
The Good Shepherd

I have a special relationship with Jesus as the good shepherd. My dad was the pastor of [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Less Doing, More Being

When I teach groups about the Gospels I usually highlight what distinguishes each of them. Part of [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Courageous Truth-telling

Christ is Risen, Alleluia! Welcome to the Easter season, Working Preacher! And a special welcome to all [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
It’s the Journey that Matters

Dear Working Preachers! It’s Holy Week. And, for much more [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Speak the Dream of Peace

Almost ten years ago, my family and I moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a year so [...]