Year C

Theology and Interpretation
Imagining Leadership

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

Dear Working Preacher
How Long, O Lord?

I know it is the custom in this column to focus on the Gospel text, but this [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Unprecedented Warnings

This week I’ve found myself struggling to switch my voice from a local congregation in Flint, Michigan, [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Sleeping with Makeup On

I read recently that Dolly Parton leaves her makeup on all night when she’s away from home. [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Poor Fool

This is one of those weeks when preachers find a text pretty easy to interpret but the [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Who Taught You How to Pray?

It’s a very personal, intimate thing, one’s prayer life. Getting started at praying is less [...]

Dear Working Preacher
‘But First…’

“But first.” Such an expedient and automatic answer, isn’t it? [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Trinity Musings

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now” (John 16:12). [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Keep My Words

“Whoever does not love me does not keep my words.” This past week was the 27th Festival [...]

Dear Working Preacher
Real Love

Love is hard. So very hard. If you don’t think so, just look at what the Revised [...]