Personnel Update - 10/17/2023
December 26th, 2023
October 17, 2023Friends at CKPres-Hopefully by now you have seen Ty’s letter. To draw on a word he used in his letter, this is one of those Dictionary-definition examples of “bittersweet.” Ty has brou...  Read More
by Tyler Kirkpatrick
Ty Whitman Departure Letter - 10/16/2023
December 26th, 2023
October 16, 2023To the Saints gathered at Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church,It has been my great privilege and blessing to be in communion with you all these last four and a half years. I’ve said it ...  Read More
by Tyler Whitman
Stories in the Dust - 06/05/2023
December 26th, 2023
On Sunday at the beginning of the sermon I gave the “homework” to the congregation to go and read three books (which really are just individual chapters) from what is known as the Old Testament Apocry...  Read More
by Tyler Kirkpatrick
Grove of Patriarchs: A Poem - 05/30/2023
December 26th, 2023
I've had a few folks ask me if I'd share the poem I wrote and read at the Annual Congregational Meeting. Here it is!How many trees were felledfor the making of this place?And where did they come from?...  Read More
by Tyler Kirkpatrick
A Divine and Supernatural Light - 04/24/2023
December 26th, 2023
I remember being in 4th-grade Sunday school at First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma and how our teacher brought out her flannel graph. In the 1950s, a flannel graph was a visual learning tool. It consi...  Read More
by Joe Bettridge
Edwards the Exegete by Douglas Sweeney: A Short Reflection - 04/11/2023
December 26th, 2023
I was immensely helped by Doug Sweeney’s magnum opus, “Edwards the Exegete”. Through every chapter and every page, wading through the exegetical life of Jonathan Edwards, I was drawn into a sense of a...  Read More
by Tyler Whitman
Sarah Edwards: Pursuing an Authentic Faith - 04/03/2023
December 26th, 2023
What was it like for Sarah to be the wife of that famous (infamous) colonial pastor, Jonathan Edwards? What was it like to sit every Sunday, with your 11 children, in the “assigned pew” facing the con...  Read More
by Becce Bettridge
The Gospel For All People: The Cross Cultural Evangelism of Edwards and Las Casas - 02/28/2023
December 26th, 2023
by Josh LottImagine, for just a moment, that we discovered sentient life on another planet. No doubt, this would bring up lots of questions. Can we communicate with these creatures? Are they rational?...  Read More
by Josh Lott
Jesus' Use of the Psalms - 06/08/2022
December 26th, 2023
Over the coming days on our blog we will be hearing from some of the speakers who will be sharing at our Psalms Conference on June 11th. Today’s entry is from Jim Davis, who will be leading the breako...  Read More
by Dr. Jim Davis
A Quiet Little Psalm for Noisy Brains - 06/01/2022
December 26th, 2023
Over the coming days on our blog we will be hearing from some of the speakers who will be sharing at our Psalms Conference on June 11th. Today’s entry is from Joe Bettridge, who will be leading the br...  Read More
by Joe Bettridge
The Psalms Really Messed Me Up - 05/23/2022
December 26th, 2023
Over the coming days on our blog we will be hearing from some of the speakers who will be sharing at our Psalms Conference on June 11th. Today's entry is from John Haberlin, who will be leading the br...  Read More
by Dr. John Haberlin
New Conversations with an Old Friend - 05/18/2022
December 26th, 2023
Over the coming days on our blog we will be hearing from some of the speakers who will be sharing at our Psalms Conference on June 11th. First up is Becce Bettridge, who will be leading the breakout s...  Read More
by Becce Bettridge
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