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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
Holy Spirit Reformation

On texts for Oct. 31, 2021 | Reformation Sunday Dear Working Preacher, A blessed Reformation to you—and [...]

Rejoice: The Light Has Come
Dear Working Preacher
Rejoice and Bear Witness

As always, thank you for what you do—preaching the strange, grace-bearing, kingdom-creating word of the gospel of [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Calling a Thing What It Actually Is

Do you know that Mahalia Jackson song, Rusty Old Halo? [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Taking Refuge in the Goodness of God

The term “refuge” rings uniquely true in today’s world. Under [...]

Worship
Extraordinary Light: Preaching Christmas and Epiphany in Year A

Preaching happens in a liturgical [...]

Worship
Stay Awake: Preaching Advent in Year A

Ed. note: This is the first in a six-part series. [...]

Worship
Where Am ‘I’ in the Sermon?

Every preacher has his or her own personal anxiety dream. [...]

Theology and Interpretation
God’s Open Hand

Several weeks of Gospel texts this summer read John 6, beginning with the story of Jesus’ feeding [...]

Columnist
Preaching about Sin and Forgiveness

Two brief stories illustrate the difficulty of preaching about sin [...]