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Dear Working Preacher
Advent Preparation

Too often John the Baptist is treated like a problem to solve. Preachers feel pressure to apologize [...]

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Dear Working Preacher
A Season for Truth Telling

It’s easy to think of Advent as the leisurely, candle-lit path to Christmas. Coming on [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Open Speech

“He said this openly.” No wonder Peter responded as he did. Rebuke seems appropriate when you are [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Choose Life

Choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19). Not as easy as it sounds these days. This rather obvious litmus test [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Just Be It

If you want to know what it’s looked like lately to be the salt of the earth [...]

Sermon Development
Authentic Preaching: How to Prophesy

No one is a prophet because they want to be. [...]

Sermon Development
Preaching through Congregational Conflict

People who have an idealistic view of the church are [...]

Dear Working Preacher
God Said Yes to Me

Something different, Working Preachers. I want to begin the column this week with a reading that I [...]