Prodigal Son

Person with hands outstretched on a beach.
Dear Working Preacher
Ode to Joy

Like a good parable, the prodigal son is chock-full of ambiguity. So, the first preaching task is [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A Resentful Story

A familiar parable such as the Prodigal Son should invite a wealth of perspectives. We might think [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Perspective Matters

Let’s rename this story. The Prodigal Son? Doesn’t really work for me. Why? I am not that [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Preaching the Prodigal

Dear Working Preacher, I’m not sure that there’s a more beloved story in the Bible than that [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Prodigal Son and the Country of God

Dear Working Preacher, Every once in a while you get [...]