Here’s to you, Mrs. Potiphar

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Sept 23, 2018 Genesis 39:1-23 Last week, Julie preached a great sermon about Abraham. It’s such an important reminder for us to remember our past as we seek to navigate our future. Who were we then? Who are we today? How far back do we…

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Looking For Land

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Sept 8, 2018 Gen 6:5-22, Gen 8:6-12, Gen 9: 8-17 Our Narrative Lectionary year begins today, not with the story of creation in Genesis, but with a story of destruction. This story, where the earth is buried and drowned under the waters of a divine…

Baptismal Names

This summer at our All Church Retreat, we baptized a young man who happens to be transgender. He was able to claim the name he wanted to claim when he was baptized because he had not been baptized as an infant, with another name. Two other members of the church were also there at the…

Our Whole Truth

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Aug 26, 2018 Psalm 139 (read it all) If you’ve been here a while, you may already know that this is one of my very favoritest passages of scripture. Maybe it’s because I’m adopted, and it is such a powerful idea to have always been…

Gleaning Grace

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho July 29, 2018 Ruth 2 When I have casual interactions with strangers in public places, such as airplanes, coffee shops, or car dealerships, the question I hate the most is “what do you do for a living?” Being a female pastor in Idaho has it’s…