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Magical Unrealism

In college, I ended up reading a lot of books written in the style of “magical realism”. The writings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende come to mind. Matthew Strecher defines magic realism as “what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe.” (Matthew C. Strecher,…

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When the Dust Settles

Job 14:7-15 Job 19:23-27 A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. July 17, 2016 We are in the middle of the Book of Job, the parable prose poem that addresses what happens after tragedy strikes. For Job, who has lost his family, his flocks, his fields, his everything—Job’s first response is to…

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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…