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Sam Alexander


Rev. Sam Alexander is Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, California. He holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and an M.Div. from Union Seminary in Virginia. Sam has served congregations in Maryland and in the San Francisco Bay area and serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Homiletics (Preaching) at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He blogs at  Visit his Patheos Expert site here

Recent Articles

Progressive Christianity: Losing the Magic Blood

Isn't progressive Christianity really evangelical faith minus the literal myth? Read More »

Shouting Stones: Pilate's Wife

"Pilate's wife listened for a voice that did not originate in the corrupted heart of tyrants; she listened for the voice driving creation itself." Our third "shouting stone" this Lent. Read More »

Preaching Is a Half-time Job

What must we in the congregation do to help our pastors become better preachers? Read More »

An Omer's Value for Preaching

I've been puzzling over Exodus 16:36 for some time now: "An omer is one tenth of an ephah." The word of the Lord . . . Read More »