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Dear Working Preacher
Creeping Things, Innumerable

My friends, it is tick season here on the farm and so trips outside to [...]

Two butterflies on an orange flower
Dear Working Preacher
A Glimpse of What God Yet Will Do

Republicans won’t budge on guns. And women and children are [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A Pentecost to Wait and Hope, Pray and Trust

The last time I wrote for this column was the [...]

A New Pentecost: Preaching Acts 2 in an American Context

Before the COVID-19 crisis struck [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A True Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday. A rather troubling misnomer, after all. Because even though we know in theory that the [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Spirit Work

This year’s Festival of Homiletics in San Antonio — and great to see so many of you [...]

Sermon Development
The Spirit Catches You and You Run and Hide

The title to this article is a riff on the [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Back to Reality

Back to reality. Perhaps that’s what many of you might be feeling right now. Easter is over. [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Spirit Focus

Happy Pentecost, Dear Working Preachers! At the risk of sounding like the proverbial broken record, are you [...]

Acts 2: A Church of Prophets – Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner, professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, marvels [...]