Invocation

Tonight I had the privilege of offering the invocation at the Frank and Bethine Church Gala for the Idaho Democratic Party. Here are my remarks and the invocation. Before I begin, I’d like to thank you for the privilege of being here with you tonight. It is a privilege to be in this room with…

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Bless Her Heart

I’ve just returned from a week at Mo Ranch, in the Hill Country of Texas, for a conference called CREDO, a program of the PCUSA Board of Pensions. If my clergy friends get an invitation for this, please accept it. It was a blessing of a week.  Here’s their description: A unique conference held in…

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What We Carry

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho March 1, 2015 Mark 8:31-37 Before our story you heard this morning, Jesus has just asked his disciples “who do people say that I am?” And then he asks them,  “who do you say that I am?” And right after this passage, Jesus is transfigured…

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Being Podcasted

One of my good friends, Rocky Supinger, has a podcast, in which he talks to people about the things they do that are interesting to him. The link to the podcast is here. We talked about my political advocacy and how that fits with my pastoral call. We talked about my experience meeting President Reagan…

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Looking for Land

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church at Sabbath Worship on Feb 21, 2015 Genesis 7:6-24 Genesis 8:6-12 Genesis: 9:8-17 I’ve always found it interesting how we like to put the story of Noah in children’s nurseries and on the cover of children’s bibles. Yes, there are pairs of animals and rainbows in the story.…