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The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery is the pastor of Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN.

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The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery

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Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN

The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery is senior pastor of Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, where he has served since 2000. He earlier served churches in Tucker and Doraville, GA, and Buckhorn, Kentucky.

An active leader in the communities he serves, Steve is also an adjunct faculty member at Memphis Theological Seminary. He earned his master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, and a doctor of ministry from Columbia Seminary, where he serves on the board of trustees.


Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

Stephen Montgomery: The Voice of the Gardener

Luke 13:1-19

3rd Sunday in Lent - Year C

March 24, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

 

It's hard to let God be God. We long to explain things only God can know. Because we are human, we want to know. Because we are only human, there are some things we will never know this side of eternity. We want life to make sense. We want God to make Sense. And so, we try to find cause and effect of bad things that happen. Sometimes we are able to do that.

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The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

Stephen Montgomery: The One Big Thing

Luke 13:31-35

2nd Sunday in Lent

March 17, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

 

One favorite game that I've discovered children like to play when they go to the zoo is to imagine, of all the animals, which one would I choose to be? The elephants, who despite their size have more agility than many humans? The lions, sleek and strong? The tigers, quick and graceful? The monkeys, fun-loving and agile?

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Other Recent Content by The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

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April 26, 2015

By What Power?

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

As Acts 4 reveals, the Holy Spirit is at work in the world and in the church today--and that can be threatening, even frightening. Dr. Steve Montgomery encourages us to put the integrity of love ahead of the purity of dogma, and participate in the work of the Spirit to turn the dull, dreary dishwater of everyday culture into the rich sparkling wine of the gospel.
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April 19, 2015

It's Touching Time

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

In the account of the encounter in the upper room, Luke answers the questions, where do we go to find the sacred center, where we can find God? Dr. Steve Montgomery says Luke makes it clear that the physical, earthly, flesh and blood world is real and valuable enough for God to inhabit the person of Jesus of Nazareth and the person of the Risen Lord.
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The Rev. Stephen Montgomery - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery joins Day1 and our host, Peter Wallace, for a wide ranging discussion of his community at Idlewild Presbyterian Church and a short discussion of seminary education.
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December 05, 2010

Not Much But Enough For Me

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery shares insights about God's promise of peace in Isaiah 11--a promise of hope in the midst of violence, pain, and war. How much longer must we wait?
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November 28, 2010

Closer Than You Think

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery leads us into the new church year by exploring the promises of God to a fearful Israel in Isaiah 2--promises whose fulfillment may be "closer than you think."