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Job’s Life Matters

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian in Boise, Idaho July 9, 2016 Job 3:1-10, Job 4:1-9, Job 7:11-21 Our first reading tonight from chapter 3 is from a horrible and beautiful poem in Job’s own voice, where he curses the day of his own birth. This is not just “woe is me!”. This is deep…

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Blessed Be

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church July 3, 2016 Job 1:1-22 Today, the Narrative Lectionary moves from 2nd Corinthians to a 5 week series on the Book of Job. Job is an old, old story. There are versions of Job’s story in other cultures of the ancient world too, although the details vary. Job…

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Sanctuary

  Here’s a longer version of an upcoming newsletter article I’ve written for the congregation I serve.  Last week, a gunman opened fire in a nightclub full of members of Orlando’s gay community. As I write this, 49 people are dead, with many more in the hospital. It is the deadliest mass shooting in American…

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Faith, Not Sight

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho June 11, 2016 2 Corinthians 4:16 to 5:10 I love this passage of scripture. There has been more than one time in my life when hearing these words of Paul has given me comfort. I’ve preached before about how they once gave me comfort and…