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Making Me Lie Down

A Sabbath Sermon from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Psalm 23    (trans. by Robert Alter) The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. In grass meadows He makes me lie down, by quiet waters guides me. My life He brings back. He leads me on pathways of justice for His name’s sake. Though…

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The Body of Christ is Hungry

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 19, 2015 Luke 24:36b-48 1 John 3:1-3 Our text today is not dis-similar from last week’s text from John’s gospel, where Jesus appears to his disciples, offers them peace, calms their fears, and prepares them for the work ahead. Luke tells the story differently…

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New Paths

The other day after I hiked in the Boise foothills, I joked with some friends: Two paths diverged on the trail And I, I wondered which one Led to my car. New paths are disorienting. And sometimes you wander down the wrong one for a while. I made it back to my car that day,…

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Showing Our Wounds

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 12, 2015 John 20:19-29 Last week, on Easter, we left the women, or I should say, they left us behind at the tomb, running in terror and amazement and saying nothing to nobody. Today’s passage from John’s gospel tells us that that as soon…