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Dear Working Preacher
Staggering Love

Some of my favorite parts of Paul’s writings are the places where he admits just how little [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
An Apocalyptic Advent

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling rather apocalyptic these days. Totally resonating with the first [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
What Are You Waiting For?

Now what? Another church year has told its story, taking us from anticipating the Christ, [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Find Refuge in the Face of Hostility

It is that time of year. Congregations, publishing houses, camps, [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Mourn Loss, Proclaim Faith

On an All Saints Sunday many years ago, I happened to be preaching at the [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Public Health

On texts for Aug. 29, 2021 | Ordinary 22 | RCL Year B We’ve talked so much [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Spring Redemption

As I write in February, awaiting spring, Easter, and Earth Day (April 22), outside it is 18 [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Contemplating COVID Winter

In Texas where I grew up we didn’t bother much with winter. The year’s seasons [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A Family Reunion of Saints

Thank you for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ—that in Christ Jesus, God was reconciling [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The New Math of the Kingdom of God

Thank you for the work you do to preach the [...]