Title: "The Prophet's Burden"
Associated Readings: Deuteronomy 18:18-22; 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5
Date: 7 May 2017
Place: Clinton Presbyterian Church
Theme: Today my pastoral internship at Clinton Presbyterian Church ended. Serving the CPC family has been one of the great joys of my life, not to mention a wonderful season of professional development as a pastor. As my last sermon I spoke on "The Prophet's Burden": the difficult task that we, as Christians and as the church, are called to undertake: bringing God's Word to a world that desperately needs to hear it. Just as God rose of prophets in times of old, today God has, through faith and revelation, endowed the church with the task of bearing prophetic witness.
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Title: "Taste and See"
Associated Readings: Psalm 34:8
Date: 18 April 2017
Place: Princeton Theological Seminary
Theme: The attached video is of a short sermon given to a preaching class at Princeton Theological Seminary exploring the Psalmist's call to "taste and see that the Lord is good". In a world where we often reduce God - and God's Scripture - to a sort of theological/philosophical variable, I call here for us to remember that God must be experienced and sought after. God is alive and working, and we encounter that God by doing the Will of the Lord.