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 […]

Presbyterianism from a Non-Presbyterian Perspective

Presbyterianism from a Non-Presbyterian Perspective Mark Hernandez-Mullins July 14, 2020 Some of you may know that I am an avid listener to podcasts. Every minute I am doing something by myself that is idle—like driving, or folding laundry, or carrying stuff from my car to my office, or even grocery shopping—I have one of my […]

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 […]

On Becoming Antiracist


“On Becoming Antiracist” Acts 10:34-46; Theme reading: Ibram X. Kendi By Rev. Don Ludwig, June 14, 2020 Introduction: One-hundred fifty years ago there was an uncivil civil war. Upon this country rests a scar. No matter how much rhetorical make-up we apply, the scar still shows. No matter how much we attempt to convince ourselves […]

Time to Get Personal?


“Time to Get Personal?” Craig Butler, June 7, 2020 Amos 5:21-24; Matthew 25:31-40; 1 Corinthians 13, 16: 1-4 Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 8.26 “Joy for human beings lies in proper human work. And proper human work consists in: acts of kindness to other human beings, disdain for the stirrings of the senses, identifying trustworthy impressions, and […]

The Struggle Itself

*Content Warning: Racism, Racist Slurs “The Struggle Itself” Genesis 32:22-30; Acts 2:1-4 By Rev. Don Ludwig, May 31, 2020  Wrestling with Zachariah Taylor in 1990 Many years ago, when I was substitute teaching in Sandpoint, Idaho, I was called in to teach Physical Education classes for sophomores and juniors. The teacher gave me strict instructions […]