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Dear Working Preacher
Loss of Power

As a professor in 2023, the word “power” comes up a lot in my life, often in [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
Equipped for Holy Work

In Amos 8, the semi-continuous lectionary’s Old Testament reading for this week, economic power-brokers in ancient Israel [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Bathsheba and Preaching in the #MeToo Era

For over a decade, I’ve been researching the various ways [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Beheading the Gospel

Here’s the thing, Dear Working Preachers. We all know that Mark’s Gospel is the Reader’s Digest Condensed [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Innocence Lost?

Happy New Year, Dear Working Preachers. From different kinds of correspondence with many of you — emails, [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Power Potentials

There is no end to power’s deception and corruption. While we don’t need the Bible to corroborate [...]

Abundance and Need

No sooner does one election cycle end these days than another begins. Into the midst of this [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Authority Issues

Dear Working Preachers, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” [...]

Pulpit Magic

A young woman came into my office yesterday, terrified. I don’t know much about her background. She [...]