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Dear Working Preacher
Evidence of God’s Faithfulness

This week’s Old Testament lectionary reading contains my favorite ambiguous [...]

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Worship
Digital Worship Is Not Going Away

Prior to 2020, I had never considered digital worship as [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Crises Preaching

On texts for Oct. 17, 2021 | Ordinary 29 | RCL Year B It’s easy to chastise [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Bread of Heaven

The 2020 film Kiss the Ground, narrated by Woody Harrelson, portrays “regenerative farming,” a relatively new practice [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Gardens Alive

Where I live, it’s time to plant summer vegetables. The fig trees, eager to awaken early, have [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Love among the Ruins

The story goes that Mark Twain was asked if he believed in infant baptism. “Believe in it?” [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Spring Redemption

As I write in February, awaiting spring, Easter, and Earth Day (April 22), outside it is 18 [...]

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Worship
Draw Near: Creative Prayer Ideas for Beleaguered Preachers

People in ministry have a [...]

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Theology and Interpretation
Contemplating COVID Winter

In Texas where I grew up we didn’t bother much with winter. The year’s seasons [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
An End to Ordinary Time

We are glad you landed on our new page as your settle into the routine of sermon [...]