RCL Year C

Man watering seedlings in Kenya
Theology and Interpretation
Planted in Hope and Bearing Fruit

Six years ago I returned from a life-changing visit to [...]

Dear Working Preacher
On Orange Cars and Gratitude for Preaching Another Year

I open this week’s letter [...]

Dear Working Preacher
This Far by Faith

Apocalyptic themes fascinate, confuse, and rebuff us. Almost everyone who comes to worship this week will have [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Be Present and Engaged

It’s a good week to read Haggai. It may or may not be a good week to [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Other People’s Prayers

Imagine if you could hear the prayers of people in your congregation. Of course, sometimes [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Taking the Fork in the Road

Thanks for preaching the Word, in season and out of season—steadfast, immovable, always abounding in [...]

Dear Working Preacher
An Attitude of Gratitude

One of the things I practiced as a parent, and hoped to instill as a habit, was [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Choose Life

This is one of those weeks when, after reading the Gospel lesson, you might feel like putting [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Hashtag VIP?

Here’s a headline that captured my attention: Stop working on your personal brand—you’re wasting your time.1 The [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Shake Off the Dust

For the first time in my life, this past week I was trolled on Facebook. To be [...]