Dear Working Preacher
Truthiness vs. Truth-telling

“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” I cannot read [...]

Dear Working Preacher

The last time I contributed a “Dear Working Preacher” column, I insisted that sermons have to set [...]

Sabbath Lessons in Quarantined Time

For 12 years, I have been exploring the concept of [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Durable Faith: Grace for the New Year

Even if they haven’t written it down, most people have [...]

Restless Idols

Yesterday I planned to phone a friend while refueling my car. But the gas pump’s disembodied voice, [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Leaving It All Behind

Dear Working Preacher, This is a story of freedom, even transformation. Not, however — and as far [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Spirit Freedom

Dear Working Preacher, Something’s gotta change. We all know that. Patterns of congregational attendance and membership have [...]

Unbind Us, Please

This January, we rush from Christmas into Epiphany, the time between too brief. We do that every [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Sunday, Sunday

Dear Working Preacher, Do you ever wonder what it’s all about? Sunday, I mean. The gathering, the [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Just Do It!

Dear Working Preacher, I suspect that the difference between heresy and orthodoxy is at times a lot [...]