Ordination Sermon for Scott Anderson

John Knox Presbytery ordained Scott Anderson to the ordered ministry of Teaching Elder on Saturday, October 8. Here’s the sermon by the Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier.

An Unfamiliar Dawn

Eily Marlow Lilly Project Program Associate Macalaster College Genesis 32:22-33:4 ; Hebrews 6:9-12 When told that the theme of the conference was covenant, to be honest my first thought was back to my ordination exams.    There is much talk in seminary about this extraneous hoop we maneuver.  But there is an equally universal experience when […]

Can I Get a Witness?

Scott Black Johnston Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta Isaiah 25:6-9 6 On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.  7 And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that […]

Dining with Jesus

Sermon for Old First Presbyterian Church August 29, 2004 Pamela Byers Elder, First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco Executive Director, Covenant Network of Presbyterians Luke 14: 1, 7-14 Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16 As we read the gospels, it becomes clear that Jesus just had no standards at all about whom he ate with. His utterly indiscriminate […]

Barbara Wheeler

COVENANT NETWORK CONFERENCE 2003 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC Keynote Address- Friday Afternoon, November 7, 2003 Strangers: a Dialogue about the Church Barbara G. Wheeler President, Auburn Theological Seminary (Barbara Wheeler and Richard Mouw presented prepared remarks and then responded to each other’s remarks and questions from the audience.)      All of these […]

Jesus Interprets the Scriptures

The Rev. L. William Countryman Good Shepherd Berkeley Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost October 5, 2003 Proper 22B: Gen. 2:18-24; Ps. 8/128; Heb. 2:9-18; Mark 10:2-9 The Rev. L. William Countryman, Sherman E. Johnson Professor in Biblical Studies at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (The Episcopal Seminary of the West), is a well-known biblical […]