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Dear Working Preacher
Leadership that Liberates

Have you wondered why the Bible keeps returning to criticize bad leaders and warn about [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Stakes Are High

Everywhere we turn right now, the stakes are high. What a year! What a week! (And who [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Imagining Leadership

Isaiah 11 (December 8) imagines several qualities of wise leadership: wisdom and understanding, council (or strategic thinking) [...]

Theology and Interpretation
People Get It, but Need Leadership

I recently returned from a weekend in a large Presbyterian [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Caring for the Kingdom of Heaven

So, how are we doing taking care of that vineyard [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Daughters of Abraham

“Immediately, she stood up straight and began praising God.” I have a feeling that when this woman [...]

Preaching Confirmation

One of my favorite confirmation texts is the story of Elisha succeeding Elijah in 2 Kings. The [...]

Stories and Norm

For the first million years of human existence climate change was no threat, not because our ancestors [...]

Mud and Metaphor

For those of us who snoozed through high school English class decades ago: A brief review of [...]

Book Review: “The Four Gospels on Sunday” by Gordon Lathrop

Reviewed: “The Four Gospels on [...]