Matt Fitzgerald is pastor of Saint Pauls United Church of Christ in Chicago.
Preaching to the Easter crowds
Our guests know that resurrection defies logic. That is why they come sidling through our doors—every one of them comes hoping for it.
A visit to death row
Every time I mentioned God, David referred to God’s mercy. Bandying sacred language back and forth with a convicted murderer unnerved me.
A pastor and a poet talk about God
"We aren't the first people to experience God as the slice and the stitches at the exact same time. The paradox is ancient. Jesus embodied it."
Texts for preaching
I read theology to understand myself and be reminded that I cannot ever hope to understand God. I get my deep meaning from reading dead Germans. Most everything else is entertainment. But it all affects my preaching.
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