At the Table: A Witness to the Resurrection and in Celebration of the Life of K.C. Ptomey

The Rev. Dr. K.C. Ptomey, Jr., a former member of the Covenant Network Board, joined the Church Triumphant on May 9, 2013. K.C. was Zbinden Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Leadership at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, having retired as Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
A Service of Witness to the Resurrection was held at Westminster Church on Saturday, May 18. The preachers, Ted Wardlaw and Jon Walton, have graciously granted permission to share their sermons here.

“A Reformed Understanding of Marriage”

Sermon on Romans 8:22-30 by David D. Colby, Central Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, MN, October 28, 2012: “So let’s be clear. The Bible does not talk about marriage as only between a man and a woman. If we are honest the Bible has a shifting definition of marriage within its pages. Because we believe in “a church reformed, always reforming according to the Word of God”[2] we are not beholden simply to tradition. The church is not supposed to do things the way we have always done them simply because. No, we are called to question, to be critical; as creation unfolds, we can see more clearly the blind spots in our culture or the culture in which the Bible was written and pull out the gospel good news from the cultural expectations.”

A Biblical Perspective on Homosexuality

A Sermon by Louise Westfall to Central Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado, on July 17, 2011.

S*E*X and Being God’s Family, Romans 1:16-2:11

A sermon by Dr. Randy Bush My son has recently gotten into card tricks, so I’ll begin with a simple card trick. (Pull out four cards – all Aces.) My deck is small, but I bet I can guess what card you’re holding; not the suit, perhaps, but I’m 100% sure I can guess what […]

What could bring a person to change his or her mind about sexuality and ordination? What happened in your case?

– Jack Rogers … I had often said that I could not change my position on homosexuality unless I was convinced by Scripture. By studying the Bible in its historical and cultural context and through the lens of Jesus’ redeeming life and ministry, I have now been convinced that Scripture does not condemn, as such, the […]

What does Romans 1 teach about homosexuality, and how should we live in response?

– Beverly Roberts Gaventa   In the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans, we find an extended attack on humanity for its failure to live in a properly creaturely relationship to God. Among the things Paul says in this long accusation is that “their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the […]