Author Archives: tmrichmond3

About tmrichmond3

I am the pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Medford, Oregon. I believe that faith should be able to sustain us, not oppress us.

We are the Garden of God

  A friend of mine got a letter from the national office of one the major po****l parties last week. He is not a member of that party, and is in fact very concerned about where that party is heading. … Continue reading

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unforced rhythms

  The Preacher             The air was sultry hot, and the preacher was sweaty and tired, but still full of fire, and he was not about to stop–not until himself got a convert. We were in the assembly hall at … Continue reading

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Attacking the Good Work of God; Reflections on the Unforgivable Sin

    You heard about the man they found on a desert island? He was a strong practicing Christian, and when he showed them around the island and the life he made for himself in isolation, he made sure to … Continue reading

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Surfing Theology with Karl Barth

*********************** METAPHYSICAL WARNING: This post is an eisegetical exercise in the noetic effects of a sensus divinitatis obtained in the pursuit of hermeneutical pleroma, as mediated by a epistemological kairos from the Kirchliche Dogmatik. Extreme theological geekiness is liable to … Continue reading

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The Sabbath; Not just for the religious!

  When I was a kid I spent part of one Sunday afternoon at the home of my friend, Buddy. Buddy had never invited me over on a Sunday, and that afternoon I learned why. It was the Sabbath and … Continue reading

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