Stay Awake: Preaching Advent in Year A

Ed. note: This is the first in a six-part series. [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Wilderness Preaching

“A voice of one crying out in the wilderness…” That, Dear Working Preachers, is what preaching is [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Preaching + Fertility Struggles

Advent brings the sense of delighted expectation that Jesus, God’s [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Are You Ready?

I love it when Scripture points out the ambiguity of God’s judgment — a rather helpful reminder [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A Truth-Telling Advent

John the Baptist. He’s the Gospel focus for the second and third Sundays of Advent. In Mark, [...]

Rejoicing in Active Hope

Clothing and food — celebrated necessities — describe God’s abundant gifts to creation in an Isaiah passage [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Matthew’s Version of the Incarnation

Dear Working Preacher, Just two thoughts as we approach the [...]

Advent vs. Christmas: Music and More

To sing, or not to sing? At this time of [...]

Who Was Mary? – Eric Barreto

Watch this brief video to find out what Scripture says [...]

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Waiting and preparation shape these days of Advent, two thousand years ago and today. In [...]