Category Archives: Sermons and Theological Reflections

Converted at Seminary: The Top Five Reasons Theological Education Matters

[The following article was published in Presbyterians Today*. You can find the original online article here.] I have had two conversions in my life. The first happened when I converted from my Buddhist upbringing to Christianity at 19. I quickly joined … Continue reading

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The World Where Underdogs Win

The World Where Underdogs Win[1] Sermon preached at First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette (Wilmette, IL) Sunday following the Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO August 17, 2014   Texts: Genesis 45:1–15; Matthew 15:21–28 Our country has a history of … Continue reading

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The Space Between Acts 2 and Acts 10: An Ecclesiology of Text, Time, and the Holy Spirit

THE SPACE BETWEEN ACTS 2 AND ACTS 10: AN ECCLESIOLOGY OF TEXT, TIME, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT Presented to the Second Ecclesiological Colloquium Convened by Moderator of the 220th General Assembly of the PC(USA), Neal Presa Princeton, NJ by Frank … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Address

The View from 2040: the Futures of Theological Education Inaugural Address at the Installation of the 10th President of McCormick Theological Seminary by The Reverend Dr. Frank M. Yamada Apostolic Church of God, Chicago, Illinois February 9, 2012 Keep it … Continue reading

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The Cultural Difference

Here are the Powerpoint slides for my adult education session last Sunday, “Reading from Cultural Spaces: the Difference that Culture Makes in Biblical Interpretation.”

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Troubling the Waters: Wading into Our Future

“Troubling the Waters: Wading into Our Future” Sermon preached on January 8, 2012 First United Church, Oak Park  Texts: Genesis 1:1–5; Psalm 29; Mark 1:4–11 (allusion to John 5:4) I.  Opening Quote from the Novella by Norman MacLean, “A River … Continue reading

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Remember from Where You Came

REMEMBER FROM WHERE YOU COME Sermon preached by Frank M. Yamada at Convocation for the 182nd Academic Year of McCormick Theological Seminary, Augustan Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, Chicago, IL  Wednesday, September 07, 2011 I would like to begin with two questions: … Continue reading

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