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Easter 2B: Grief or glory?

After the resurrection of Jesus, where do you find your mind and heart? Pain or [...]

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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 [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Demanding that God Show Up

Well, here we are, dear Working Preacher, in the early days after Easter, having finished [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Linger A Little

Poor Thomas. Always the Sunday after Easter. Always misunderstand. We think Thomas doubts, but he doesn’t. As [...]

Dear Working Preacher

“These are written so that you may come to believe/continue to believe…” What does your translation say? [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Courage to Ask

Dear Working Preachers, I am preaching on this text in Luther Seminary’s chapel on April 15, 2015, [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Power of a Good Question

Dear Working Preacher, I tend to think that our best sermons arise from our questions. [...]

Dear Working Preacher
The Never-Ending Story

Dear Working Preacher, At our annual Celebration of Biblical Preaching in October 2011, Walter Brueggemann suggested that [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Faithful Doubt

Dear Working Preacher, Try to forget, for a moment, everything you thought you knew about Thomas. Notice [...]