baptism

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Dear Working Preacher
Beloved Child of God

I want to tell you a story this week, Working Preacher. Not necessarily because I think it [...]

water crashing on shore
Dear Working Preacher
Out of Water and Wildness

At the beginning of this new year, we are immersed in water. That is true [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Baptism: A disruptive reminder

In just one week, 2020 has already turned into an [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Power of ‘You’

Never underestimate the power of “you,” especially in the second [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Epiphany Preaching

Every three years, when Year B rolls around in the lectionary, my podcast co-hosts and I inevitably [...]

Worship
Preaching Baptism in the Days of Easter

When I served a church in Atlanta, the churches on [...]

Dear Working Preacher
You Are All My Beloved

Preaching on the baptism of Jesus requires a significant amount of homiletical restraint. Our denominational desires tend [...]

Columnist
I Don’t Do Magic

After a recent baptism at which I presided, a young girl asked me, very shyly, “How did [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Baptismal Epiphanies

When I was a parish pastor in a suburb of Atlanta, one of my tasks was worship [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Baptismal Blessings?

I have said this before and I will say it again — preaching on the Baptism of [...]