Elliott did some good work on the ladder.

Stained

A sermon preached at Southminster’s Sabbath Worship service Aug 29, 2015 James 1: 17-27 James tells us we are to “be not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.” Which means we aren’t supposed to just listen to the reading of the scripture, hear the teachings of the church,…

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Wisdom from the Funny Man

Sunday I preached about how, as parents, we want to make sure our kids acquire wisdom, and not just knowledge. Knowledge is good and all, but we all know people who are packed full of knowledge but have no idea how to use what they have to be kind to people, or to make the…

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Wisdom’s Focus

Here’s the video with which we opened worship. A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Aug 16, 2015 1 Kings 2:1-2; 3:3-14 Proverbs 9:1-6 We just sent Alden off to another year of college, and so these texts about wisdom have had some resonance for me. This year, he did all of…

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‘Every Sperm is Sacred’ is not the anthem you’re looking for

In Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life”, a father sings a song to his 50 plus children crowded around their living room. “Because every sperm is sacred Every sperm is great If a sperm is wasted God gets quite irate” When Monty Python performed the song, I’m quite confident they didn’t intend for anyone to hear…