Dear Working Preacher
True Authority

“By what authority?” Well, there’s a good question. Authority is the question of the day. Or, is [...]

Dear Working Preacher
A Beatitude Kind of World

This past week I presented at an amazing conference held in Waco, Texas, called “Nevertheless [...]

Preaching + Forgiveness

During my years of active ministry in the parish, I had many opportunities to preach on Matthew [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Forgiveness 101

“How often should I forgive, Jesus?” Of course, Jesus’ response to Peter’s question doesn’t really provide an [...]

Dear Working Preacher
God Is With Us

For many churches, this coming Sunday is the start of the fall schedule, a return to the [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Cross at a Crossroads

Before the cross became equated with salvation and a symbol for a religion, it denoted [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Speaking Up for a Living God

The tension between, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” and “But [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Learning How to Preach Again

It’s good to be back, Dear Working Preachers. Yes, it is always good to come [...]

Dear Working Preacher
That Sinking Feeling

I hope we can all agree that it’s misguided to take Matthew’s story about Peter walking on [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Never Empty

Dear Working Preachers, last week, taking a cue from Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you that [...]