Year A

Theology and Interpretation
Recognize (and Protect) Everyday Miracles

How about giving up discontent for Lent? There’s a complaint [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Practicing Gratitude

Searching for Christmas gifts for the youngest members of our family, I came across a “gratitude journal,” [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Imagining Leadership

Isaiah 11 (December 8) imagines several qualities of wise leadership: wisdom and understanding, council (or strategic thinking) [...]

Wooden sculpture of enormous hands cupped
Dear Working Preacher

It is really rather simple. What are you doing with what you have been given? The rub [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Freedom and Obligation

Dear Working Preachers, happy 500th Anniversary of the Reformation for some of you! And for others, happy [...]

Dear Working Preacher

I suspect that many of us might be a bit weary of Matthew by now. And to [...]

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
God Is With Us

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