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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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After the Terror and Amazement

An Easter Sermon from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Mark 16:1-8 Christ is Risen! Hallelujah! Let’s flee in terror and amazement, saying nothing to anyone because we are afraid! Hallelujah! Wait? What? That’s not how it is supposed to go. Mark’s account of Easter morning is noticeably different than the other 3 gospels. Jesus…

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J J’s Fight Club: All About Hope

My college classmate, J J Baskin, died this past week, after a year long battle with cancer. A beautiful tribute to his remarkable 48 years  can be found here.  When he was first diagnosed, I wrote about it here. In life, in sickness, in death, J J was always showing us how to care for…