Sermons by Rev. Don Ludwig

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Eradicating Poverty


“Eradicating Poverty” Matthew 25:14-30, Psalm 82, Deuteronomy 15:8 By Rev. Don Ludwig, August 30, 2020 Each according to their ability There is an old story once shared on a Galilean hillside by a man named Jesus bar Joseph. It was one of the last three stories that Jesus ever told—recorded in Matthew 25: 14-30. Three […]

Dismantling Structural Racism


“Matthew 25: Dismantling Structural Racism: Part One” Isaiah 65:17-20, Galatians 1:6-9 Racism?  Who is responsible? Crystal Fleming, in her book How not to be Stupid about Race proposes this question: “How could the same country that twice voted for an Ivy League-educated black president end up electing an overt racist who can barely put together […]

Where Gladness and Hunger Meet


“Where Gladness and Hunger Meet” Matthew 25:1-13; Isaiah 40:25-26; Frederick Buehner Quote It’s always about Jesus? There’s a story that pastors like to tell. I think I first heard it when I was in seminary. It’s the story about a preacher who was leading a children’s sermon. This preacher told the children all about how […]

The Faces of Jesus


“The Faces of Jesus” Matthew 25:31-46; excerpt by Richard Stearns, The Hole in Our Gospel My friend Debbie Clark Watching John Lewis’s funeral on Thursday brought me to tears as well as stirred memories within me. It has been over 11 years since a dear friend of mine from Philadelphia lost her battle with Cancer. […]

Reformed and Always Reforming


“Reformed and Always Reforming!” By Don Ludwig, July 26, 2020 Acts 16:16-34, Another voice by John Lewis What Business are we in? Many people have found value in revisiting the question that Peter Drucker made famous: “What business are we in?” I admit it, it seems to be such a simple question, but it is […]

The Space Between Fear and Hope


“The Space Between Fear and Hope” by Don Ludwig, July 19, 2020 Psalm 109:21-25; Luke 17:11-19 Opening We continue with our monthly theme of “Presbyterian.” Some people are not all that clear on the differences between denominations and so I found a story that might clear it up for you. There were three country churches […]

Why I am Presbyterian

“Why I am Presbyterian” by Rev. Don Ludwig 1 John 4:7-9; 11-12; Reading from Confession of 1967, Section 2, 9.43 July 5, 2020 On Becoming a Presbyterian The spiritual theme this month is “Presbyterian.” That may seem odd for a spiritual theme, yet as we move toward electing a Pastor Nominating Committee and as we […]

Missio Dei


“Missio Dei” June 21, 2020 Genesis 12:1-3; Matthew 28:16-20 I have heard countless people say that they have never heard of Juneteenth. I must admit, I never knew about it until I took a class in Black Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in the ’90s. Otherwise, I may have never known about happenings all over our […]