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The Rev. Irvin Moxley

The Rev. Irvin Moxley of Columbus, OH, is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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The Rev. Irvin Moxley of Columbus, OH, is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Moxley is a prominent African American Presbyterian leader and currently stated supply of the Fairmoor and Shady Lane Presbyterian Churches in Columbus, Ohio.

A Louisville native, he became the director of the Presbyterian Community Center upon graduation from Loouisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He also served more than a decade as associate executive of the Synod of the Covenant, where his responsibilities included relating to the synod’s racial/ethnic caucuses, as well as developing models for multicultural ministries in the Synod’s inner cities.

Moxley is a 1997 recipient of Louisville Seminary’s Distinguished Alum Award, and is a member of the Seminary's Board of Directors.


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The Rev. Irvin Moxley

Our Great Need for the Wilderness

February 16, 1997

The Rev. Irvin Moxley (PCUSA)

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The Rev. Irvin Moxley

Not Without a Witness

1 Samuel 3:1-10

January 19, 1997

The Rev. Irvin Moxley (PCUSA)

The prayer of one of my spiritual mentors frequently included the sentences, "O God, Thou hast never left us without a witness of Thyself. In every generation and in every situation Thou hast given us light for the darkness." This prayer expresses the hope of Ancient Israel at the time of God?s call to the prophet Samuel. These were troublesome times. A time when people needed new eyes to see the light of God. A time for unblurred vision to give guidance for the way ahead. A time for uniting a loose confederacy into a nation. It was time for insight to enable nomads to become settlers. It was also a time for change in religious leadership from Eli to Samuel ~ priest to prophet. When the Philistines defeated the Israelites, captured the Ark of the Covenant, and destroyed the sacred space at Shiloh, it signaled the time for new understandings of Yahweh. For such a time Yahweh called Samuel. Samuel responds, "Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening."

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