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Dismantling Barriers

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. Jan 9, 2016 Mark 2:1-22 We just heard a rather long passage from early in Mark’s gospel. As I’ve mentioned before, Jesus wastes no time after his baptism to get to work. He heals people. He preaches. He heals more people. He draws large crowds. …

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Miracle: A Retrospective

My Star Word this year was Miracle. When the word chose me, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Miracles seem to be things that happen to people, not things you actively seek out.  Plenty of miracles didn’t happen in 2015.  I didn’t win the lottery. (I also didn’t play the lottery, so it…

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A Renewal of Baptism for Christmas Time

by Marci Auld Glass (Incorporating Howard Thurman’s poem “the Meaning of Christmas” and the PCUSA service for Renewal of Baptism). This morning we will be renewing our baptismal vows. If you have not been baptized yet, please be invited to participate with us during the liturgy. And then I invite you to join us for…