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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 [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Seeing Nature through Children’s Eyes

Last Christmas my son, a school principal in Miami, announced [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Stop Weeding and Start Watching

It happened again. I only have to write this column [...]

Dear Working Preacher
At Work in the Fields of the Lord

There’s a spot in my garden, about twelve square feet, [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Pandemic, Race, and Environmental Justice

In my column two months ago, “Nature’s Warning,” I reflected [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Do Not Be Afraid

“Racism is not getting worse, it’s getting filmed,” said Will Smith in August 2016. Who could have [...]