Mark D. Roberts
August 2008 Archives

I just got back from vacation. As is my tradition, I’ll put up some photos. In a day or two I’ll get back to more substantial blogging. Our vacation began with a few days in the Sierra Nevada mountains of […]

Today I want to recommend another outstanding album. This one is for children (or children at heart), and it’s a real winner. First, a little background. If you’re a Christian parent with children under 12, or if you work with […]

Who Is My Audience? READ Matthew 23:1-12 “Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels.” Matthew 23:5 Jewish men in the […]

One of the many things I loved about Irvine Presbyterian Church was the diversity of our worship. Two of our Sunday morning services featured a wonderful choir with music in a more traditional vein, as well as more contemporary praise […]

Though I’m still on vacation, I just returned to civilization from several days camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. One of the highlights of this trip was a fantastic hike to Dinkey Lakes. It was the first time […]

Hiding in the Den of Thieves READ Matthew 21:12-13 He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” Matthew 21:13 As Jesus entered […]

I’m away on a camping vacation for the next few days, with uncertain Internet access. So I’ll point you to a series I did a couple of years ago called: What’s Good About Denominations? Along with some help from my […]

Part 13 of series: The End of the Presbyterian Church USA? Revisited Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series The recent focus of this blog series has been the biblical and theological issues associated with the ordination of […]

The Gracious Landowner READ Matthew 20:1-16 “When those hired at five o’clock were paid, each received a full day’s wage.” Matthew 20:9 Jesus did not tell the story of the generous landowner to comment on the validity of human pay […]

Some more photos from recent Laity Lodge retreats . . . . Earl Palmer, Senior Pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, holds forth in the Great Hall. A soft-shelled turtle and some giant catfish in the Frio River at […]