life

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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 [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Choose Life

This is one of those weeks when, after reading the Gospel lesson, you might feel like putting [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Liberating Sabbath

Luke closely associates Jesus’ public ministry with both the sabbath and the synagogue, beginning already in Luke [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Choose Life

Choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19). Not as easy as it sounds these days. This rather obvious litmus test [...]

Videos
Preaching Moment 318: Adam Hamilton on Preaching Stewardship

Adam Hamilton understands stewardship as [...]

Dear Working Preacher
What’s So Good About A Shepherd?

“Good sermon, Pastor!” Don’t you then want to respond, “What [...]

Columnist
God of Death and Life

Death and life dominate the Lenten lectionary in March, beginning on the first day with Abram’s childlessness [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Advent as a Way of Life

I wonder if the annunciation to Mary might function as a summary of the Advent season; a [...]

Columnist
Prayer and Preaching

The things we carry with us — our race, our education, our gender, our families, our age, [...]

Columnist
Memory Aid

If Christian traditions exist to help us remember things that should never be forgotten, such as the [...]