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The Rev. Matthew Ruffner The Rev. Matthew Ruffner is pastor of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX.

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Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

The Rev. Matthew Ruffner is  pastor of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. Before coming to Preston Hollow in 2015, Matthew served four years as associate pastor of mission at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA.

He holds degrees from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. After earning his master of divinity at Columbia, he worked as a consultant for the Cousins Family Foundation in Atlanta, assisting with the Cousins Fellowship Program for seminaries.


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The Rev. Matthew Ruffner

Matthew Ruffner: Seeking the Welfare of Our Cities

Jeremiah 29:1,4-7

18th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 13, 2019

The Rev. Matthew Ruffner (PCUSA)

 

Today we are going to turn to the prophet Jeremiah and to the 29th chapter, but before we read the text, we should explore the context just for a minute. Jeremiah is writing to a people who are in exile. They are in exile because they have just been conquered by the Babylonian Empire. They've been conquered after a four-year battle for the city of Jerusalem to which the Babylonian army has laid siege. Now you need to know that the Babylonian Army was ruthless, and laying siege was a military tactic that they often employed. Laying siege means that the Babylonian army would literally surround your city, and they would choke off precious resources from ever making their way in -- precious resources like food and water and wine -- you know, the daily living essentials.

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The Rev. Matthew Ruffner

Matthew Ruffner: What Do the Eyes See?

Luke 14:1,7-14)

15th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 28, 2016

The Rev. Matthew Ruffner (PCUSA)

 

I wonder how many of you sat down to a meal this week--had dinner with a close friend or a family member. Like a real dinner--not in front of the television.

I wonder how many of you had three meals or more this week with a close friend or a family member where a smart phone was not present at the table.

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