Theology and Interpretation

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching + These Bodies

My colleagues and I were sitting in a circle in the comfortable lounge area of the building. [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching + Poverty

The men’s Bible study and breakfast crew were all over 70 years old. One morning we went [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Small Thing, Abundant Growth

One of our sons-in-law works in plant pathology. Recently he took us to visit the [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching + Divorce

Jesus said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching + Suicide Prevention

In my own struggles with suicidality as a teen and [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching + Food

My preaching turned to food around eight years ago when I grew tired of visiting members of [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Guest Preaching in an Age of ‘Too Political’

As a preacher, I realize I should open with some [...]

Theology and Interpretation
God’s Open Hand

Several weeks of Gospel texts this summer read John 6, beginning with the story of Jesus’ feeding [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching + Complicated Relationships

When a new friend learns I’m an only child, they [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching + Stereotypes

Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman?” – Luke 7:44a [...]