Click here to download a copy of the PowerPoint I used for this sermon: 9.23.18 Encounters Matthew 15. 21-28 If you would like to listen to this sermon you can play the Vimeo of this sermon. Our church is currently in the process of moving to video sermons, for the time being we only have audio.

Click here to download a copy of the PowerPoint I used for this sermon: 9.16.18 Encounters Mark 5. 21-43. If you would like to listen to this sermon you can play the Vimeo of this sermon. Our church is currently in the process of moving to video sermons, for the time being we only have audio.

Click here to download a copy of the PowerPoint I used for this sermon: Encounters Matthew 9. 9-13. If you would like to listen to this sermon you can play the Vimeo of this sermon. Our church is currently in the process of moving to video sermons, for the time being we only have audio.

This sermon series spans seven weeks and looks at two vital questions: who is Jesus? and why is he good news? To answer this question I look at seven encounters that Jesus has with seven very different individuals in the gospels. On this blog you will be able to see the PowerPoints I use in this series and listen to audio sermons from it (our church is in the process of moving to video).

While completing my PhD in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen I am serving as pulpit supply for Church of Scotland congregations in the Aberdeenshire Presbytery. It is such a blessing to preaching in churches that have been a blessing to generations of Christians. The churches are as beautiful from the outside as they are from the inside. As I’ve talked with members at a few of the churches it has been wonderful to hear all their stories of how their churches have been faithful presences for Christ in their city for hundreds of years.

In order to capture these sermons I’m recording on an iPhone because the churches don’t have the capability to do video sermons. The quality of this sermon recording is not as good as my video sermons from Centerpoint but it nevertheless is a way for me to share my preaching experiences in Scotland while I’m here. You will also notice that almost all the Church of Scotland churches practice manuscript style preaching rather than multi-media driven preaching. So there is no Power Point for this sermon like my sermons from Centerpoint.

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You can click here to download a PDF of the Power Point I used for my Doctor of Ministry Public Presentation at Western Theological Seminary. Click here: DMin Public Presentation Tony Stiff copy

I also designed a Power Point for the closed door examination but I’m not going to share that publicly since that was closed door.

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Click here to download the Power Point of this presentation: Food-related disabilities. The workshop I lead at the 2017 Summer Institute of Theology & Disability was about an hour in length and had about 10-12 participants. I am a parent of a child with food-related disability and an incoming PhD student at the University of Aberdeen where I will do research in the area of disability theology on food-related disabilities.

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Click here to download a PDF of this sermon: Getting Personal 2 Timothy 4.9-22. It was a stand alone sermon in a break in a series of sermons our church was doing on the Lord’s Prayer. It was also the last sermon I had the honor of preaching while serving as an Associate Pastor at Centerpoint Community Church of Roseville, CA. My family is moving to Aberdeen, Scotland in August so that I can begin work on a PhD in the area of disability theology. We will miss our beloved church family at Centerpoint greatly and are deeply thankful for all the love and support they gave to our family for the seven and a half years I was with them. I will still be serving them until July 15, and will continue to pray for them daily as I know many of them will be praying for my family in this new season.

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See the video of this sermon below:

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Click here to download a PDF of the PowerPoint I used for this sermon: Grace. It’s Complicated. This was a stand alone sermon, during a break in a sermon series we were doing on The Lord’s Prayer.

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See the video of this sermon below.

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This is a four-week class I’m leading with a local Adjunct Professor at William Jessup University. The class gives participants an overview of social justice from the perspective of the biblical story. Week one looks at what social justice is. Week two explores social justice in the Old Testament. Week three explores social justice in the New Testament. And week four explores a number of significant social justice questions facing the church today.

Click here to download the PDF of the PPT I used for this class: Week One – Introducing Social Justice. Because it meets on Sunday’s it is only an hour long class. The textbook we are using for this class is called, “The Justice Calling” by Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson. Kristen is a professor at the seminary I’m doing a Doctor of Ministry at.

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