discipleship

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Dear Working Preacher
You Gotta Serve Somebody

On texts for Aug. 22, 2021 | Ordinary 21 | RCL Year B No other verse dominates [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Be Careful What You Wish For

“Be careful what you wish for.” We are all too familiar with this phrase and [...]

Dear Working Preacher
What Do You Lack?

“You lack one thing.” There is great irony in Jesus’ statement, isn’t there? We can likely assume [...]

Dear Working Preacher
In Between Spaces

If you have already listened to Sermon Brainwave for this week, then you probably know what I [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Rejection

It’s no accident that Jesus’ rejection in his hometown synagogue immediately precedes the mission of the “twelve.” [...]

Dear Working Preacher
On Being the Good Shepherd

What does “good” mean? An ambiguous adjective is a rather uncomfortable affair. One person’s “good” [...]

Dear Working Preacher
You Are Never Alone

This past week, I had an appointment with my therapist whom I had not seen in eight [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Laborers Are Few

“Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.” What would the world look [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Saying What We See

Reading Jesus’ words knowing that they could be the basis of a sermon the Sunday after Election [...]

Dear Working Preacher
On Being Restored to Yourself

Full disclosure. I do not like hockey, I really, really don’t. This coming from a [...]