House of Cards

The “me too” campaign may have taken 10 years before it really caught fire, but now that so many stories of harassment, assault, and rape are coming out, I’m feeling in equal measure hopeful and horrified. I’m hopeful because when this behavior is brought to the light, it loses it’s power to do damage in…

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What are we building?

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho October 29, 2017 1 Kings 5:1-5, 8:1-13 Autumn has always been my favorite season. Crunching through the leaves as I walked to school. Making big piles of leaves into which we would jump with abandon. Even raking leaves, which at times feels like a sisyphian…

Beloved and Broken Community

A sermon preached at Southminster’s Sabbath service October 14, 2017 1 Samuel 3 Last week, we were with Israel in the wilderness, as they received manna after complaining to the Lord about dying from hunger. In the intervening generations between that story and this one, Israel has settled the Promised Land, planted their own fields…

I AM…..Enough

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church October 8, 2017 Exodus 16:1-18 The story of the Exodus, from which today’s passage comes, is the story of a group of people who had been forced to leave their homeland because of economic and political reasons. They were a poor minority, refugees in a foreign land, where…