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Dear Working Preacher
Out of Water and Wildness

At the beginning of this new year, we are immersed in water. That is true [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Illumination, Revelation, Transformation

Since Lent does not begin until March 2019, the season [...]

Preaching Baptism in the Days of Easter

When I served a church in Atlanta, the churches on [...]

I Don’t Do Magic

After a recent baptism at which I presided, a young girl asked me, very shyly, “How did [...]

Mud and Metaphor

For those of us who snoozed through high school English class decades ago: A brief review of [...]

Dear Working Preacher
On Stretching Parables

Dear Working Preacher,   One of the things I’ve learned from writing daily devotions over the last [...]