Kathryn Schifferdecker

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Dear Working Preacher
For the Common Good

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling grumpy at this beginning of the new year. [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
God Is Not Finished with Us Yet

The Third Sunday of Advent, which we celebrate this week, [...]

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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
Our Enemies

On texts for Sept. 19, 2021 | Ordinary 25 | RCL Year B “Love your enemies,” says [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Build Up the Body of Christ

Many years ago, when I was finishing up my seminary studies, I wanted to do [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Unimaginable

There is a song in the musical “Hamilton” that always brings tears to my eyes. It’s the [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Be Like a Tree

My children are in the habit of asking, when they hear about a person in the news [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
The Foundation of Our Hope

I was once at a job interview for a teaching position at a Christian college, [...]

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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 [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Out of Water and Wildness

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